You know when you get a good deal. The need is there, the price is right, and the benefits are included. You can list off all the basic functionalities, bells and whistles, and warrantee policy details. It’s a package deal.
Whether it’s patio furniture, a new vehicle, or education, what you need is what you get. And so I have found it to be with God.
No, He is not at all like an all-you-can eat buffet or an auction or IKEA. But God is everything good and right and true—exactly everything we need.
David bursts into song in 2 Samuel 22:
“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
     My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield, and the horn of my salvation,
    My stronghold and my refuge,
    My Savior; you save me from violence.”
I join him! God is my Shepherd, a source of hope and giver of wisdom. The Lord Almighty is Maker, Sustainer, Redeemer, Protector, and Provider. His Word is my lamp (Psalm 119:105), His joy my strength (Nehemiah 8:10), His countenance my peace (Numbers 6:26).
The Holy One is my deep breath when life is chaotic, my victorious triumph when times get tough, my strong tower when I run to Him. My faithful Father is a hiding place when rest seems elusive, a glorious sunrise when the darkness closes in, and most of all, my Savior.
I imagine you’ve been there too—lost, depleted, or longing. But God is not limited. His power breaks strongholds, His love invades territories, and His provision transcends human capacity.
What we need is what He gives.
“For the LORD gives wisdom;
    From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Guarding the paths of justice
    And watching over the way of His saints.”
– Proverbs 2:6-8
“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” – Exodus 14:14
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
– James 1:17
Far from a genie in a bottle, God is a sovereign King and loving Father who knows His children and cares for them. He keeps every promise (Joshua 21:45) and fulfills every need (Philippians 4:19).
God’s Provision: Though it may seem so, it is not too good to be true. God was, is, and will be forever!
“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
    The Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    His understanding is unsearchable.”
– Isaiah 40:28
Word of the Week: Tamiym. A Hebrew word capturing the idea of wholeness, soundness, in fact, perfection. That which is complete or entirely in accord with truth and fact. That is, God.
Everything we could ever want or need is found in Him.


Authored by Abby Bennett on February 22, 2023.