And God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
Oh, how I love this verse and the promise it brings. God doesn’t just meet our needs. He meets them “according to his riches”. God’s riches are vast and beyond any measure we can imagine. He is the owner of the cattle on a thousand hills. He is the creator of the universe and everything in it. His riches are incomparable.
The word of God is not empty or wasted. If it has been put into our beautiful bible, it is there for a purpose. “According to his riches” is not an afterthought, or a way of making a sentence seem more interesting. It is a statement of truth that assures us that our Father in Heaven will meet our needs, and far exceed that. He will bestow upon us blessings in abundance, and goodness far beyond our imaginations. How fortunate we are to have a Father who is so in love with us, and has such a desire to see us blessed, cared for, and thriving.
Thank you Father, that you love us. Thank you that you know us. Thank you that you are aware of our needs, and that we need only to reach out and take your hand to have those needs met. Thank you that your awesome abundance flows into our lives and fills us with a richness that can only come from being blessed by you.