A few weeks ago, *Ofir, one of the single mothers who is a refugee in Israel, shared with our staff that she was moving and was in need of furniture. She had a list of very specific items she was hoping for. Our staff informed her that it is very rare that we have furniture donated to us to distribute, and even then, what we receive is often well used. Ofir was not discouraged. She replied, “well, if you hear of anything, just let me know!”
A few days later, our staff received a phone call from a woman who was helping a friend that was leaving the country. “We have some beautiful furniture to give away”, she said. “Do you know a single mother who could use it?” As she went on to describe the items she was giving away, we were amazed that they perfectly matched with what Ofir desired!
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19
Isn’t it true that many times, we turn to God for provision when we are desperate, when we have no other option, which leads us to have faith for something very basic, small and simple?
Although we do need to be content in every situation (as Paul says in Philippians 4:12), it is also true that God’s heart as a father is to give His children the very best. Sometimes God wants to bless us with things that are beyond our basic needs.
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”- Mathew 7:11.
We need to know that our God is a GOOD father and we can be bold to ask for things in our lives. Like Ofir, we can boldly approach our loving Heavenly father with confidence and lay before him our needs, hopes and desires.
*Name altered for privacy.