Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Who's Your Provider?

The Simon's Cat series of short films
by Simon Tofield is a hilarious must-see!

Our cat, The Baxter, loves canned cat food and knows what cupboard the food is kept in. He can even get the cupboard door open, but he can’t remove the lid from the can.

Though it is an exercise in futility, The Baxter often circles, sniffs and paws the tins of his favorite canned food. But they remain tightly sealed. Since he is an indoor cat only, he's totally dependent on my husband or me as his providers.

Who is your provider? Do you depend solely on yourself? God wants to be our Provider. He will supply all that we need according to His riches in glory. (Philippians 4:19) But, like The Baxter, many of us try to handle everything ourselves. Rather than leaving things in God’s hands, we fruitlessly toil and struggle through life trying to be independent and self-sufficient.

The longer we try to control our lives by our own wisdom and strength, the longer we remain unfulfilled. The more we refuse to trust in God as our Provider and Guide, the more frustrated we become. When we finally admit we just can’t make it on our own—we don’t possess the wisdom, strength, or foresight—God is able to step in and care for us, providing what we need just when we need it.

Let God’s Spirit speak trust to your soul as you ponder these Scriptures:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know.
Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.
Proverbs 3:5-6

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Some trust in their war chariots and others in their horses, but we trust in the power of the Lord our God. 8 Such people will stumble and fall, but we will rise and stand firm.
Psalm 20:7-8

Blessings as you trust in Him!

©2011 Pamela D. Williams