I got up the other morning and got ready for work. The next to the last thing I do before I walk out that door is fill my pockets with everything I need for the day. All the common everyday items, at least for me, wallet, pen, phone, utility knife, and money. Well all but that last one this time. In my mind I still should have had at least 5 dollars in the basket but in reality I had forgotten that I put that $5 in the offering plate thinking I had more at home.
So what did I do? A quick search for any hidden money and then resignation that I was broke. What God did though was remind me of a verse over in Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Admittedly I questioned how that verse could apply. Was I gonna suddenly need that $5 today??? No, sometimes the need is to have nothing. To be reminded that God is all we need. It is nice carrying a couple of dollars in your pocket just in case you want to spend them or need them but that gets our eyes off of God.
Such crutches like that get us leaning away from God and lead us off into trouble. Our true need is complete dependence on GOD!!! When God brings an uncomfortable position on you it is what you need. Maybe not right now but for future reference. Perhaps it is to help teach someone else or maybe God needs to teach us a humbling lesson.