What I’ve Learnt About God’s Provision In Missions

By YWAM Newcastle on December 8, 2011 in Discipleship Training Schools, Fundraising

All the time, I hear people say, “God will provide if it is His will”. That is a true statement, but I think that often we forget to look at the bigger picture.

Isaiah 41:13 says: “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

I have had to be very deliberate to transform my mindset by seeking out truth in the Bible and actually believing it. Romans 12:2 says as we seek truth, we become able to test and approve what God’s will is; His good, pleasing and perfect will. I believe that it is God’s will to provide for His children. The whole Bible is a representation of God’s love for us and how He provides for His people.

Think about a loving father. Think of how He would want to provide and bless His children. But, God is also very wise. He knows what to give us, when to give it, and in return, we need to be faithful with what He gives us. In Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus encourages us to “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you”. We fulfill the actions, and God responds. He provides when we ask, seek and knock.

But what do we do if nothing happens?

We keep seeking and knocking. These are actions. We have to move. Don’t wait around; ask for help! James 4:6 says, “But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” If you don’t know what to do, ask for help from God and those around you. God will provide and guide you in your finances.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path…” Psalm 119:105.

Think of a lamp, oil-powered, like in the Bible. It would light just enough of your path for you to walk a small distance. You wouldn’t be able to see way down the path, but as you continue to walk, it will light your path. Sometimes God will not highlight a huge part of our path, but as we continue in faith, He WILL light the way.

“Your word is a lamp unto my feet.” We rarely see all the steps, but as we actively walk in faith, we will be shown where to go, given what we need and shown how to get there. My advice: stop worrying about if He will provide, because He will. What He provides and how is up to Him, but remember He is good. Focus on seeking Him and His kingdom and His righteousness, and He will give us all that we need.

David Norris
YWAM Newcastle Alum