Any believer who wishes to please God with his prayer life will have to settle this question: “Does God have all I need? Or do I need to go elsewhere for my answer?”
This appears to be a simple question—one that should not even need to be asked. And most Christians would immediately answer, “Yes, of course I believe God has all I need.” But the fact is, many are not fully convinced!
We say we believe it. We sing hymns and preach about it. But when a crisis hits and God does not seem to answer, we do not really believe He has what we need!
Paul states: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, NKJV). The Lord has a storehouse of abundance with which to meet our every need!
Why did the troubled woman in Jesus’ parable keep bothering the unjust judge, asking him for justice? It was because she knew that he alone had the power and authority to solve her problem. She could go to no one else (see Luke 18:1-8).
Oh, if only we had such an inner knowledge that God alone has all we need, we would never turn in vain to any other source. The Lord is a just and holy judge and He has all the wisdom, power and authority to solve any problem we face.
God spent forty years trying to convince Israel they would never lack anything—that He would be their constant source and supply: “For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing” (Deuteronomy 2:7, NKJV).
God was saying, “There is no scarceness, no shortage with Me. I have all you will ever need!”
“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land . . . in which you will lack nothing . . . when you have eaten and are full . . .” (Deuteronomy 8:7-10, 12, NKJV).
Today, the Lord has brought us into our Promised Land—Christ! Jesus is to us an abiding place where there is never any lack. He represents the fullness of the godhead bodily.