Then the Lord God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah…and Jonah was very happy about the vine. But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the vine so that it withered. When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint (Jonah 4:6-8).
A vine, a worm, a scorching wind.
Wow, gee…thanks God.
Notice the repetition. God provided…God provided…God provided. Delightful vine and icky worm and painful wind, it all came from Him.
And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, it time for the “Truth You Didn’t Wanna Hear Show.” And here’s your host…Michael!
Provision isn’t about what you think you want.
It’s about what God knows you need.
I know you didn’t wanna hear that…hence the name of my imaginary show.
But it’s true. Again…the name.
Do you trust God, Beloved? Do you believe that what he provides will be good and right and exactly what you need, even if it looks like a worm?
I hope so, for both of us.
Happy Friday, Beloved.