“Everything comes from God, exists because of his power, and is made for his glory.” – Romans 11:36.
We all need things we can count on in our lives. A source is someone who gives us something we can’t make on our own. For instance, if you want to stay warm in your house during the winter, you need a source of energy. One of your sources is the gas line that goes into your house. Electricity is the same. And then there are sources of money, food, and the government. Sources make our lives easier, enjoyable, and productive. These sources can run out or be interrupted, and there may not be enough of them. But not when God is our source and supply.
When you look to God, He will be your supply
What’s real? God is your Source. He gives you everything you need and want at the right time. But you have to believe that He is your one and only source. The Word of God will refresh your mind, strengthen your faith, and get you to where you need to be to get what God has for you. God will give you everything you need if you let him. Jeremiah tells us what happens when we put our trust in God: “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord. He is like a tree that grows near water and sends out its roots by a stream. It doesn’t worry when it gets hot because its leaves stay green, and it doesn’t worry when it gets dry because it keeps making fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV)
Beyond What We Can Do
Most people think they have to be their own source. When something bad happens, they’ve been taught to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and move on. That sounds good up until the part about self-effort. We’re all limited by being human, but “God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus,” the Scripture states, will come true in the end. (Philippians 4:19 ESV). It is imperative that we place our faith and confidence in someone or something that can never fail us: God. Your job shouldn’t be what makes you feel safe. God is the source of what you do at work. Let me say it again: Your job is a way to get things done, but God is the one who gives you what you need. He always has what we need.
God is where everything comes from
God can turn on another resource if yours has stopped working. God can open another door in your life if He closes one. And if another door shuts, He can open a window through which you can crawl. God is not limited by what you can or can’t do. Accounts in the bank go up and down. The economy rises and falls. The stock market can either go up or down. It makes no difference.
By going to Jesus every day, you get what you need from the place where all resources come from. He is the love you need, the joy that will keep you going and refresh you, and the strength you need to get through the day, no matter how much you need.