“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
No one wants to be “needy,” but need is inevitable in our lives. God has promised to supply all of our needs. Only the needy qualify for a miracle, and the greater the need the greater the miracle. Needs are the raw material that God uses to create miracles. Want a miracle?
No matter how great your need may be, your faith in God must exceed that need. Job is a great example of this principle. He was a wealthy man, but in a single day he lost all his livelihood. His cattle, donkeys, sheep and camels were stolen or destroyed in one day.
But far worse, his seven sons and three daughters were all killed when a violent wind caused the house they were in to collapse. All of his children were taken in a moment. Then his health failed and he could not work. His wife told him to curse God and die. I cannot even imagine the enormous sense of loss and sorrow that filled Job’s heart.
His need was unimaginably great but Job’s faith in God was greater than his need!
Job said, “the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Oh such faith, such magnificent spiritual maturity! The Bible says “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
In the end Job was blessed with more children and greater wealth. Job is a marvelous example for us to follow in our times of great need. His faith did indeed exceed all his need!