And my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19



Sometimes Lord, I don’t take Your hand

walking by myself, finding no place to land

crying out for help over and over again

but You promised Lord … I don’t understand.


Can I trust you Lord? Are you really there?

Did I make a mistake giving you all I have?

And you say to me, as gently as can be,

“My child, you can always trust Me.

I will always be here, I will always provide,

I keep My promises, just stay by My side.”


~Marcie Bridges
©29 July 2019


There was a man of strong faith. He trusted God with his whole heart.


One day he found himself trapped in his house as it started to flood. Police came by in a canoe and offered to help him. But he said, “No thank you. I have faith God will save me.”


As the water rose, he wound up on the second level of his house and again, a rescue boat came by with firefighters. They said, “Get in the boat and we will take you to safety.” The man replied, “No thank you. I have faith God will save me.”


Trapped on the roof of his house, a helicopter spotted him. The men threw down a rope ladder and urged him to climb up to safety. But he once again said, “No thank you. God will save me.”


Finally, the water overtook him and he drowned. The man found himself in heaven standing before God. He asked, “God, I believed and had faith You would save me. I trusted in You. Why didn’t You save me?”


God replied, “I gave you a canoe, a boat, and a helicopter. What else did you want?”


How many times do we pound our fists crying out to God for help? We remind Him of His promise to meet our needs but then we don’t take Him up on what He gives us.

Oftentimes we do one of three things:


  1. We don’t recognize His help for what it is so we don’t respond to it.
  2. We recognize it but decide it’s not what we were really looking for and ignore it.
  3. We gratefully accept His help and use it.


I’ve realized lately I’m prone to the first two options. Either I don’t see His hand and grasp He is offering help in a certain way, or, I see it but I don’t receive it. So, I keep doing things my own way, wondering why He’s not helping me and I’m not doing better.

As Christians, we are to be good stewards of the things He has given us, including the people and the solutions He brings our way.


We can pray, beg and plead all we want to for His help, but we must open our eyes, ears, and hearts to see what God has placed before us to help us through—or out of—our circumstances.


Is there a dream you want to fulfill? Is there a hardship in your life you can’t quite see through?


Ask God today to open the eyes of your heart so you can see the ways He is providing for you. Look for where He is meeting your needs and meet Him there.


From My Heart to Yours,



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