🔸 Early on I discovered when going through a long period of financial leanness that my Lord is provider for all my needs. Here’s a few verses that became essential to me during those times:
“My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 19.
“Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” 1 Timothy 6: 6-8.
“Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6: 25-26
🔸 During times of isolation, feeling forgotten and worthless, the Lord brought to my attention these incredibly comforting words:
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10: 29-31
“Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” Isaiah 43: 1
🔸 When spent, worn out and discouraged He gently whispered into my soul:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12: 3
🔸 When facing impossibilities then and now:
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4: 13
🔸 In general living, or should I say - for victorious living:
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40: 31
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41: 10
I could go on and on with verses of Scripture to answer to every need that has arisen over the years. Each one has brought me into a deeper understanding of the One who ‘loved me and gave Himself for me’. Galatians 2: 20.
Each of us, no matter how long we have been walking with the Lord have something we have learned of Him to treasure forever, and He gives us the opportunity to share those things with others who may be in need of the things we have learned.
One thing I do know after being in this school of learning for so long is that the things I have leaned are not merely points of intellectual knowledge, but these are the things I now know! Having learned by experience the Lord’s ability to comfort, bolster up, give confidence, shelter, provide, heal, answer prayer etc., I and many others can say with all confidence:
“I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” 2 Timothy 1: 12
What a pure joy it will be to sit with God’s dear people and share the wonderful things we learned during our walk by faith down here, and to live in the pure and eternal joy of the Lord’s presence learning more and more throughout eternal ages❣️