Our God Shall Supply All Of Our Needs

A Look of Lost Hope

We sat in that office of The Department of Labor for hours. People were being called from one station to the next for processing and information. There was a steady stream of people coming in, the doors were always opening. I could not help but to notice the good job that the workers were doing in keeping their lines moving, and getting people to the places they needed to be.

But I also couldn't help but notice, that there were more people coming in, than there were people going out. There were all kinds of people there. I saw a small framed lady who looked to me as if she couldn't have been far away from her retirement, only to lose her job, and was now registering for benefits. There were many young people there, people who were short and tall, people who were skinny and fat, people who were black, brown, white, and red.

Being in the office, made me see what I had heard about for so long. Being there allowed me to attach real faces to the staggering numbers and percentages that are reported daily on our six o'clock news. For the very first time I could plainly see that what's going on with our economy has truly affected the masses. For the first time I could put a face besides the foreclosure sign in the front yard, near the street, of many homes in our neighborhoods and communities. Now, these were no longer just properties about to be foreclosed on, now these became people's homes, where they resided and raised their children.

Now I could see the faces of those who had been let go from their jobs due to a failing or sluggish economy, yet, they needed to keep their lights on, heat on, water running, and to supply nourishment for their families. Many of the faces I saw wore deep concern. Many were only focused on the task at hand, and were intent on getting things done without delay, and without distraction.

Yet, the thing that affected me most, was the look of lost hope, and waning faith, on the faces of many of the people.


I have Learned In Whatsoever State I Am, Therewith To Be Content

I wondered within myself, How many of these people are Christian? How many with bowed down head, and no hope are followers of God, and truly believe on His Word? I wondered even if some may be only  " Fair Weather Christians."  Those who are happy and jubilant, as long as things are going well, and there is no rain falling on their heads. Those who praise in the sunshine, when their bills are met, and they still have a little something left over.

Then I began to look for faces that exuded strength, those whose appearance exemplified one that would praise God anyhow. I looked for some whose face was saying as Paul said in Philippians 4: 11-13, " Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to be abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."  I wanted to see people, even in this troubled time, who knew that God would never leave them, nor would he forsake them.

But again, I realized that this was not an isolated happenstance, this economy was being all inclusive of the masses. It was not only one race, or one age group, or one level on the economic ladder, vast multitudes of people are being tried through financial woes and hardships.

If My People, Who Are Called By My Name

I know the entire bible is the Written Word of God. I know that the bible contains the promises of God, and the blessings of God, for His people who obey His Laws, Statutes, and Commands.

Yet, I believe that included in the Word of God, is what I call " The Key." I believe there is a key, a promise, given by God to fix whatever is broken in our lives. A key to restore, to deliver, and to heal.

After King Solomon had completed to temple of God in Jerusalem, and had made many sacrifices and offerings, Solomon knelt down before all the congregation of Israel, and before God, and he prayed.

2nd Chronicles 6: 22- 31,

If a man sins against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house; Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.

And if thy people Israel be put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house; Then hear thou from the heavens, and forgive the sins of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest to them and to their fathers.

When the heavens are shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee, yet if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou doest afflict them; Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.

If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: Then what prayer or what supplication soever shall be made of any man, or of all thy people Israel, when every one shall know his own sore and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands in this house: Then hear thou from heaven thy dwellingplace, and forgive, and render unto every man according unto all his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:) That they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, so long as they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

God answers Solomon: 2nd Chronicles 7: 12-14, and gave him " The Key."

And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

" If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways: THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

God shall supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory, but God is a God of ORDER. When we turn back to God with our whole heart, God will turn back to us. When we put aside denominations, traditions, doctrines, and all of the things that separate the Body of Christ, THEN, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land.

We, Men and Women of God, must come together in corporate prayer. We must call unto God with one voice, on behalf of the masses, the leaders, and the land.

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Presigo 6 years ago from Spokane, Wa

Absolutely am with you. We must come together and worship God and ask Him to heal us, our people and each of their needs. There is far too much despair in our country today. We do need to turn to God with all of our hearts and ask Him to heal the brokenness in all our lives. Thank you my brother


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

godpreacher, Amen & AMEN! You are so right! What we are seeing is the results of the world at large ignoring God's Word and His righful place as Creator of the Universe! You have made some wonderful points!

As you so well stated: " God shall supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory, but God is a God of ORDER. When we turn back to God with our whole heart, God will turn back to us. When we put aside denominations, traditions, doctrines, and all of the things that separate the Body of Christ, THEN, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land..."

For some it has become more important to manipulate and try to dominate and control others... "If My people..." Lord have Mercy!

Thank you my brother for sharing this very wise and insightful "Message" In His Love, Blessings!


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

Bro.Presigo & Sis.DeBorrah,

Thanks for your comments and encouragement.

We as Christians have become so puffed-up with "head knowledge", that we've put aside all "heart knowledge." Let us be in prayer for our selves, our churches, our country & it's leaders.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

godpreacher, as you said,

"When we put aside denominations, traditions, doctrines, and all of the things that separate the Body of Christ, THEN, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land."

Unfortunately as my mentor said in one of his sermons, the church and the world has become kissing cousins. There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we limit God by our unbelief. Prayer needs the power of strong faith. Thank you for this hub. May God lead others here.

Forever His,


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada

Thank you brother,

i heard this the other day,

"when we awaken do we wake up for others?"

The heart of intercession seems to rise and fall, but "what has the Spirit been saying to the church, 1 & 2 Jn. love, love, love God and love others."

Blessings and the ability to love beyond your means and see the overflowing of God's heart through you affecting the tent God has set in place with your name on it.


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treasuresyw 6 years ago from Savannah, GA

Thanks for the hub. God cares! The love of such a Great Creator is never ending. Thanks for sharing.


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

So well stated RevLady,

We do put limits on God by our unbelief, or as we say, Putting God in a Box. It is only when we know God, that we can understand what he has in store for us.


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

Bro. SaintatLarge,

The greatest of the Commandments of God is Love. Love fulfills all of the law and the prophets.

Thanks for your comment.


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

Sis. treasuresyw,

Thanks for stopping by, hope you will come again.

I will also be reading your hubs, and congrats on your book.


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Godpreacher, Hello again. I love your writing it flows with Holy Spirit music. Gentle and soft, truthful, heartfelt, fresh, living and lovely. Yes bro as Gods kids we are so Blessed. I can not imagine life without him. Not. We do have our work cut out for us. Children of God will rise up, no matter the situation we stand on his words, as you mentioned. When I get out of balance I go to a Rock at the stream behind my home. (if it is not freezing outside) I climb on it, I lift my eyes to the skies and let it out. "I am a child of the Almighty God. My Father creasted me for a purpose. He loves me, I am his daughter" I have abundant life in him. Not that I deserve but because God is Love, he is good. No one can raise prices, steal,cheat or overcharge us from the abundant life. Joy, Peace, gentleness,kindness,humility,meekness, self control, discernment unless we hand it over. We will have plenty to GIVE, not lend and unending mountains to keep and share with others. Life is not always easy we are not living on on paradise lane, yet.

The evil one is doomed, he knows it. Our Lord has a very good plan, he knows our needs, he is in charge. If we never had pain we would not grow in him. God has huge arms, he will cover us. Awesome God. He laid his life for you and I and countless others. Prayer for our nation is commanded of us. I know it does move mountains. In Joy Love Peace + + + Visit my Obama Hub when you have a spare moment. Hugs


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for words well spoken, My God hast brought me through the storm and rain, he has picked me up , when I was down so low, he has given me strength, when I din't think I had any left, he has been my bread and my water too. He been my all and all and I can't do anything without him. Thank you Godpreacher, for this true and remarkable hub. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativoene59


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brotheryochanan 6 years ago from BC, canada

well done! marvellous scripture, marvellously written. simple yet deep. I have always said that if gods people walk in his ways then god will give them the desires of their hearts. Prayer is the key! be ye holy brother and watch the salvation of our God!


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

Thank you brotheryochanan for stopping by.

It is true, as you say, if we walk according to the Word of God, and His way, He will not only supply our every need, but will also give us the desires of our hearts.

Pray for me, as I pray for you.


cj 5 years ago

I read you all say: "When we put aside denominations, traditions, doctrines, and all of the things that separate the Body of Christ, THEN, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land.."

Doctrines state WHAT we believe. It provides definitions for "the body of Christ" and "forgiveness." Otherwise, everyone can have their own definition. Do you think that is what Christ taught? Or did He honor the inerrant Scriptures that teach of God's attributes of truth, being just, forgiving WHEN someone turns to Him with a repentant heart, etc. Otherwise you are opening yourselves to have anyone think anything and claim that you are part of God's family. You'd better check that out with Him first. I definitely agree about traditions - those are man-made. But God's principles in His Scripture are His words to man. I once saw a tee shirt that said: "You can be so open minded that your brains will fall out." Well, I'm concerned that you all are not sure what you stand for if you keep insisting that people have to give up doctrines. The body of Christ needs to know what is in Scripture that God says is necessary for salvation. No added stuff from man. When we all come around the principles for salvation that are stated by God in His Word - THAT'S THE BODY OF CHRIST if we accept Him into our heart and make Him master of our lives. I pray that you all will KNOW what you believe and WHY you believe it.


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godpreacher 5 years ago from Atlanta,Ga. Author

Thanks for coming by. Thanks for voicing your comments, or at the very least, what you have understood. The comment about the saying on the tee shirt speaks volumes.

God Bless

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