Whatever God’s will is for your life, it will be impossible. That is the way He works. That is the way He leads—in a path of impossibilities. These drive us to the God-dependance we need to succeed.

The Lord has promised to meet our needs as we follow Him. It is this promise that we have, not a visible stockpile of resources to calm our anxieties. To be honest, my flesh would rather see something stockpiled than have to believe something I can’t see. But, that is not the way it works. The Christian life works by faith. God Himself is our assurance. We need to believe that.

The fourth of my daily requests (see original post) is for God to “provide for my needs—for they are great.” The longer I live the more needy I become. Funny how that works. You might think that over time we need God less, but the opposite is true. Though we may gain knowledge, experience, and gather earthly goods, we only become more painfully aware of our weakness and inability. These words mean more to us now than ever before, “Give us this day our daily bread…” (Matthew 6:11).

If you have a little time read these words from Matthew 6:25-34:

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.