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“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 CSB

I love what it says in my Bible dictionary about supply in its original form: “to fill a vessel or a hollow place.”  How often, when we have a need does it fill empty and hollow? No matter what it is. When I worked for Nautica, layoffs became a common thing in the declining retail business.  It seemed every six months someone was losing their job. I felt helpless, at the mercy of others. I would cling to this verse every time my mind started going down the dark, empty hole of “what-ifs?”  And God provided, somehow, through His mercy I managed to survive time and again.

Matthew tells us in his gospel:  “Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?” 6:25 CSB

Turn your worry into worship.

Instead of focusing on your needs, focus on the One who can fulfill them.  Focus on God’s glory. Start praising Him for what He has already done in your life.  For instance, when I started worrying about losing my job, I remembered God has always provided work for me.  From the time I started mowing the cemetery with my family in Tidal, until today, He has always provided work for me.  I may not have always wanted to do it, but He has provided a way.

Turn your worry into worship.  Praise Him for what He has already done, thank Him for what He will do.  Trust Him that He will supply all of your needs, no matter what they are.  As Rick Warren says, “God doesn’t just own a slice of the pie, He’s the pie maker.  He owns it all!”

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