As part of my morning devotion routine, I'm going through the Bible using a commentary by Pastor Jon Courson, (seriously, a modern-day Paul for me as far as pointing me to and connecting me to Christ) and today I read something that really made an impression on me.
I'm currently in the book of 2 Corinthians, and we are reading about King Jehoshaphat, who just was told that he was going to go into battle with his people, and they would win- but they would not have to fight. It's an incredible story- I encourage you to read it this day if you haven't recently. (If your Bible isn't handy- click here) Anyhoo- the people believed and therefore experienced a really cool victory.
About their belief, Pastor Jon says this;
When the people heard that God would fight for them, they immediately worshiped Him. Would you have done that? Why is it we believe the promises of men but doubt the promises of God? When we know we're getting a tax refund, so sure are we that we are it's coming that we have it spent before it arrives. Yes when we read that God will supply all our needs, we don't believe that particular promise belongs to us. In other words, we have more confidence in the government than we do in God. We need to be like Jehoshaphat, a man whose work God commended. We need to claim the promises of the Word and say, "Victory is coming! God will come through!"
My internet friends, I pray this encourages you this day the way it did me. Believe with me that He will provide what you need, and celebrate when He does!
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.