god will provide
“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10
You have read the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Let’s paraphrase it, “God, give us today what we need for today.” This is an acknowledgement that God is our source. We shouldn’t look to government. We should not necessarily look at our jobs for what we need. We are not secure because all these things are with us; we are secure because God is with us. We need to look to God and realize that God is behind the government. God is behind the resources in our nation and even behind what kind of work we have. This prayer is an acknowledgement that God must provide what we need today and every day. – Amen
Along with this, note a verse in the book of Philippians that says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but take everything to God in prayer” (Phil. 4:6). A lot of times we worry about things. We worry about how we are going to meet a deadline for payment this month and the month afterwards. We are worried about our house and worried about the maintenance of our house and all kinds of things like that. But there it says, “Don’t be anxious, don’t worry, but take it to God in prayer.” For example, if you have a payment that needs to be made, take it to God and say, “God, I am looking to You to be my source. I am looking to You to provide for this need.” In this way, we acknowledge God as our source and we are taking everything to God.
The opposite of this is to worry about things. Is this going to work out? No, don’t be anxious. God is going to take care of you. You just need to take it to God in prayer. We can also look at John 6:25, where Jesus presents Himself as the bread of life. In John 6 it says Jesus is our bread. So not only are we praying for what we need physically but we are praying for what we need spiritually.
Let us turn our eyes upon our heavenly Father, from whom all the good gifts flow. “Every good gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights..” James 1:17