The Lord Will Provide

With America’s economy in shambles and so many people facing financial pressure, I thought I’d look up some of the Bible’s best promises about God’s provision. If you’re anxious over making ends meet, here’s a list of verses in which God promises on the authority of His goodness to meet all our needs. These promises have conditions, of course, for they’re given to those who faithfully love and serve Him. But the promises themselves are of greatest benefit to those who are struggling in the Red Sea, that is, in a sea of red ink.

  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want—Psalm 23:1.
  • Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing—Psalm 34:9-10.
  • No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly—Psalm 84:11
  • I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread—Psalm 37:25.
  • And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus—Philippians 4:19.
  • Do not worry, saying, “what shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For… your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you—Matthew 6:31-33
  • He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?—Romans 8:32
  • God will provide—Genesis 22:8
  • So Abraham called the name of the place, “The-Lord-Will-Provide—Genesis 22:14.

Read through this list with pen in hand, circling the verse or verses that most encourage you. Look up any passage you’ve circled and read it in its fuller context. Then memorize and claim it for yourself as an act of faith. If you’re a pastor, consider using these verses as a Sunday morning Scripture reading, or a responsive reading. Or you can hammer them into a sermon outline.

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