Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him (emphasis added).

Matthew 6:8 (NIV)

God knows what we need before we ask him. There’s so much peace and comfort in Matthew 6:8 because it tells me that God has already taken care of every problem I will ever encounter. Not only is there a solution to every issue, but God had already worked out the solution before I knew there was a problem. This is why Romans 8:28 is true.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Our problem, at least my problem, is that I sometimes forget that God doesn’t work in our time. In fact, God doesn’t even reside inside our time as we know it. 

A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

Psalm 90:4 (NIV)

Because God doesn’t dwell inside our linear time, he sees and knows all of eternity. Since God created the heavens, the earth, and everything else, he knows what will happen because he ordained it. If God ordained it to happen, then he also ordained a solution. If the concept boggles your mind or hurts your brain when you try and grasp it (as it does mine), that’s okay because we’re trying to understand eternity and infinity with finite minds. 

Instead, we must trust the Lord and remember he’s already worked it out. So, whatever you might be going through or whatever is coming your way that you don’t know about, remember, God has already worked it out. Whatever “it” might be. 

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe you died on the cross and were buried, and God the Father raised you from the dead on the third day. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.