Can God Really Meet My Needs?

As the church gathers together, each individual represents a person who has individual needs. That truth is one fact that unites the entire church. We all have needs. What is our normal reaction to our needs? Most of us when we see a genuine need arise respond with an inappropriate and even sinful reaction – we worry. Yet God has told us not to be anxious about anything, “but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.” (Phil. 4:6) God want us to respond in faith, not in doubt.

We continued our sermon series entitled “Can God,” yesterday at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Lord gave us a wonderful time together in His Word. Yesterday, we asked the question, “Can God Really Meet My Needs?” (click to listen – You can also view this and other sermons on our sermons page) We considered our needs from the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 17. We asked three questions. How do we respond to our needs when (1) The Brook is Dry, (2) The Barell is Depleted, and when (3) The Boy is Dead? Yesterday was a very practical time of encouragement for each of us to respond with faith. The words of the old song “Trust and Obey” are very appropriate to our response to our needs. We should simply trust and obey.

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey,
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,
Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear,
Not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss,
Not a frown or a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do;
Where He sends. we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.

John Sammis


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