Divine Providence

Every child of God should settle in his or her heart that God will supply all his or her needs. God used ravens to bring food to Elijah, sustained the wide of Zarephath, fed Israel with manna, fed five thousand on one occasion, and fed four thousand on another. He sees the falling sparrow and supplies beauty to the non laboring lily, so surely He watches over us.

If we will claim His promises and seek first the kingdom of God, He will supply all the other needs of life (Matthew 6:19-34; Luke 12:22-40). In a storm-tossed world forever seeking it knows not what, we can anchor our lives in Christ Jesus with the anchor of contentment. Though it may seem elusive, there is within us the ability to obtain and maintain contentment. Let us resist the subtle spirit of procuring things for the sake of things. When we cease from our struggles, turn our lives over to God, set affections on things above, and let Him bring peace like a river to our souls, we can rest upon His promise: “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).