Everything You Need
A number of years ago, I heard a sermon on the topic of wants versus needs. The woman in the minister’s opening story did not get one thing that she had always planned on having, but she had everything she needed.
She had planned on marrying a young man in her career area, but she married an older man who was wise, good, and kind to her in marriage. She wanted a girl but had a boy, who grew to be a fine young man. She wanted a large plantation-style home, but enjoyed her comfortable bungalow home. And so it went.
Even though the Bible promises that God will give us the desires of our heart if we believe in Him, the Bible also makes it clear that God meets our needs, our true and genuine needs, not our unrealistic or picky desires that lack wisdom and …
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