10 How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. 11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. 14 Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.
15 As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. 16 Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. 17 I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
18 At the moment I have all I need — and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
20 Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
Philippians 4:10-20 NLT
Imagine declaring with Paul’s confidence, “At the moment I have all I need — and more!” He didn’t write these words because his circumstances were easy, comfortable, or perfect. Rather, Paul was actively aware of God’s presence in His life, actively thankful for God’s provision through His people, and actively content whether He had little or a lot.
Where might God be inviting you to be aware, thankful, and content today?
The same God who taught Paul “the secret of living in every situation” and who took care of him, will also supply all of our needs today! His provision won’t always look the way we hope for or expect, but we can trust God’s heart, His timing, and His sustaining love and grace no matter what we face.
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