Daily Devotion

February 26, 2024

The Hand Of God

Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.” Matthew 6:25-26


Another way God provides for you is by His mighty hand. Joseph took care of his family for many years, and for a long time, they had nothing to worry about. Pharaoh was their source. God used the hand of man as their provision in that season. But then the Bible says, “And there arose another Pharaoh after he died that knew not Joseph nor his God,” and everything changed. Suddenly, all the resources they had put their faith in were removed from their life. 


You may be in a season where you feel like suddenly the source you had been relying on is now gone. Maybe you’ve lost your job, lost a big contract, or have become unable to work due to an illness. When a big financial shift occurs in your life, God can teach you a principle. People may bless you in many ways, but do not become reliant on them as your source. They were a faucet that the source flowed from, but you only have one source, and that is God. The ravens and the widow who fed Elijah were just a faucet to pour out God’s provision, but they were not the source. 


God doesn’t want you to fall to pieces every time your financial situation changes. He wants you to know that He is your source in that moment of change. In Exodus 16:14, God sent manna from heaven in the wilderness to feed the children of Israel. There are still miracles of provision today. God can and will bless you supernaturally when you have a need. Declare today, “My God will supply all my needs according to His riches.”


In Matthew 17, Peter was in need of money to pay his taxes. Jesus tells him, “Go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a coin. Take the coin and pay the tax for both of us.” Jesus could have just had some rich follower pay the taxes, but He wanted Peter to witness a supernatural provision so he would never forget who his source was. 


Take time today to look around and praise God for all the blessings you have that you may have never dreamed you could have. He opened doors no man could shut, and He paved the way for you to have what you have. But you’ll never be blessed with more until you become grateful and give Him the glory for what you have now. God has been good to you, so give Him thanks today!



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