100 Days of Spiritual Formation & Devotional
Written by Apst. S.O Fadiya
DATE: WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2023.
In a world filled with uncertainty and challenges, it is comforting to know that as believers, we can find rest in God’s provision and protection. He is our loving Father who cares for us and faithfully meets our needs. God’s provision is abundant and sufficient for all our needs. Jesus reminds us of the Father’s care for His creation. Today, let us explore the importance of resting in God’s provision and protection, drawing from biblical teachings and personal reflections.
Scripture Verse: Matthew 6:26
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
We can trust that God, who takes care of the birds, will certainly provide for us, His beloved children. Resting in God’s provision requires surrendering our worries and anxieties to Him. It involves acknowledging that He is in control and that He knows what we need before we even ask Him (Matthew 6:8). When we release our burdens to Him, we can experience a deep sense of peace and assurance, knowing that He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). God’s protection is a shield around us, guarding us from harm and leading us in the path of righteousness. In Psalm 23:4, David declares, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” We can find solace in knowing that God is our shepherd, guiding us through life’s challenges and providing comfort and strength in times of trouble. Resting in God’s protection involves placing our trust in Him, knowing that He is faithful to His promises. As we walk in obedience to His Word and seek His guidance, He will direct our steps and shield us from harm. We can take refuge in His presence, finding shelter and peace in the shadow of His wings (Psalm 91:4).
I have experienced the peace and comfort that comes from resting in God’s provision and protection. There have been times when I faced financial uncertainty, health challenges, or difficult circumstances, but as I surrendered my worries to God and trusted in His faithfulness, I witnessed His provision in unexpected ways. He provided for my needs, brought healing and restoration, and guided me through the storms of life.
Resting in God’s provision and protection has taught me to rely on Him rather than on my own strength or understanding. It has deepened my faith and helped me cultivate an attitude of gratitude and contentment. Even in the midst of trials, I have found solace in knowing that God is with me, and His provision and protection are constant.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your unfailing provision and protection in our lives. Help us to surrender our worries and anxieties to You, trusting in Your faithfulness and care. Teach us to rely on Your provision rather than our own efforts, and to find peace in knowing that You are our loving Father who watches over us. Protect us from harm and guide us in the path of righteousness. May our lives be a testimony of Your provision and protection, drawing others to find rest in Your loving arms. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Resting in God’s provision and protection is a beautiful expression of our faith and trust in Him. As we surrender our worries and anxieties, we can experience His peace and assurance. Let us trust in His abundant provision for our needs and take refuge in His protective care. May our lives be a testimony of God’s faithfulness, drawing others to find rest and peace in Him. Remember, He is our loving Father who watches over us and provides for us. Rest in His provision and protection today.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING – 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
|Numbers 22:1-20||Psalm 92||Luke 16:1-15|
|1 Chronicles 26:1-19||Ezekiel 11:1-13||James 2:14-26|