And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
If there is one thing I became aware of as a first-time mom, it was how needy I am. I needed help learning how to take care of the tiny human in my arms. I needed patience to not lose my mind when it took an hour to feed him. I needed reassurance that I wasn’t going crazy and that all moms felt overwhelmed sometimes. I needed financial provision for hospital bills. And I needed sleep. Oh, how I needed sleep!
While my brand new baby was the cutest, best smelling creature on the planet, he too was incredibly needy. And God reminded me that I am also a needy child dependent on Him. Just as I longed to meet the needs of my son (like jumping out of bed at 3:00 am to feed him), God also longs to meet my needs. And He did. He sent my mom to help me in those early postpartum days. He reminded me to pray for patience regularly. He put friends in my life to speak truth over my difficult emotions. And He provided for us financially every single time.
Now that my firstborn has grown into a preschooler, his neediness has changed but it’s still there. And so is mine. I rest in knowing God will supply all of my needs with His unlimited power and resources. It’s not always easy when I can’t see the solution, but I know He will not fail me. Best of all, He will do it with compassion and tenderness—just like a mom caring for her children.
Press on, Mama!
More Moments in the Word:
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Mathew 6:26
To Consider this Week:
What is your greatest need this week?
How can you bring that need to God and trust Him to meet it?