God Can Provide Through Any Faucet
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today” (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV).
The Bible teaches that God is the source of our finances. He is the one who provides for our needs.
What does this mean? It means that instead of looking to your employer for financial security, you look to God. It means that instead of looking to your savings account for financial security, you look to God. It means that you don’t look to anyone or anything other than God to provide for your needs.
Let me illustrate it this way: When you turn on the water, you know the water doesn’t actually come from the faucet. The water comes through the faucet. The water actually comes from a reservoir or a well, and the way you happen to receive it is through the faucet.
In the same way, the income that God wants to give you may come through a job or through something or someone else.
But the source is always God.
You don’t need to worry about which faucet God uses to supply your needs. In a sense he says, “If I turn off one faucet, I can just as easily turn on another. If you lose one job, I can give you another. Your job isn’t your source. Your bank account isn’t your source. I am your source.”
Worry reveals the places where we aren’t trusting God. Ask God to help you understand what causes you to not trust him, and ask him to teach you to start trusting him. Look for how he does that. And when you start to worry, talk to God about your concerns.
Talk It Over
How have you seen God provide for you in the past? What “faucets” did he use?
Why does worry reveal a lack of trust in God?
In what area do you need God to help you stop worrying and start trusting him more deeply?
This devotional © 2019 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.