One of my favorite promises about God’s provision is found in 2 Corinthians 9:8 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition):
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
I’ve recently been meditating on the first part of this verse:
And God is able…
When someone is able, it simply means that they know how to do something. They are qualified to do something. We could even say that they are a professional at what they do.
If you ever needed surgery done, you would want someone who is a qualified professional to perform the operation, right? You would want someone who is well-experienced in the field and who has a good track record of performing successful surgeries.
God is able. God is a qualified professional in the field of provision and blessing. God is well-experienced in being a Provider and He has an impeccable track record of success in meeting needs and showering blessings.
I want to be a “giver.” I want to be a generous person. I always want generosity to be a big, permanent, defining part of who I am. I want to constantly be growing in my ability to give. I know that how I grow as a “giver” is directly connected to how well I grasp this very simple, but very powerful truth: God is able.
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to me in abundance, so that I may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
God is able to do everything He promises me in this Scripture. It doesn’t matter that I’m a missionary who lives on a support-based income which can be unpredictable and irregular. It doesn’t matter how well or unwell the economy is doing. It doesn’t matter what kind of unexpected or emergency expenses may come my way. I truly believe that God is able. I want to constantly remind myself and convince myself of this truth.
God is able!
Because of this fact, I never have to be afraid of Lack or Need. Whenever I come face to face with Lack or Need, I can just remind myself of this truth, and I know I will be able to stand up on the inside. I know that if I constantly keep this truth before my eyes, there will always be a BIG resounding “NO!” that my spirit will scream at Lack or Need anytime they try to shake me or make me doubt that God. Is. Able.
God is a qualified Provider. Trust me. Or better yet, trust Him. He knows exactly what He’s doing.