God will provide for our daily needs

Scripture reference

Matthew 6:11 (ASV)

11Give us this day our daily bread.


George Müller decided to give himself to missionary service, but first, he had a great need for money to survive day to day. The Lord provided a lucrative language tutoring opportunity that supplied all of Müller's needs, proving that those who fear the Lord will have no want.
Just like Elijah was miraculously fed by ravens, so was Marie Monsen fed throughout her captivity in the hands of pirates by a fellow passenger who knocked on her cabin door on the next day after her initial supply of food got exhausted.
Hudson Taylor found great freedom and lightness of heart once he obeyed the words of Jesus to give to him who asks. At first, out of fear for his own needs, he resisted giving. But once he obeyed, he said that “the joy all came back in full flood tide to my heart.”
Henrietta Soltau, inspired by the examples of Hudson Taylor and George Müller, dared to trust God for the daily needs of a home for missionary children. God passed the test and provided all that she needed in ways that were unmistakably from Him.
Ann was sick and the doctor prescribed fresh eggs as part of what she needed for recovery. And while it was impossible to get fresh egg in her village at that time, Ann made it a subject of prayer to God. Miraculously for three weeks, she was provided with a fresh egg daily.
The Lord used G. H. Lang's lack of resources to teach him to trust Him. The Lord provided for all the work that G. H. Lang did, according to His methods and His timelines. This became a testimony for G. H. Lang.
George Müller trusted God for his own daily needs and for the daily needs of a giant orphan institution, almost 200 missionaries, schools, students, evangelistic work, and more. But no matter how large the daily needs were, God always provided for them. God would allow the funds to be completely depleted so that His daily provision would be clearly seen.
The Fernandus' were retiring to bed one night not knowing where the next day's breakfast for their kids and the orphans under their care will come from. With tears, they knelt down and asked the Lord to provide for the children. And before dawn, there was a knock on their door with the answer to their prayer.
Jackie Pullinger was still explaining to Goko's Canadian brother how they pray and have their money needs met by God when an old man walked in with $100 in an envelope addressed to Jackie Pullinger from a man he had never met nor heard of before.
"Don’t cry. This is just an opportunity to see what God can do", was a young girl's words to her anxious mother when they ran out of food supply. And just before it was time for them to cook, the good Lord did show up to show them what He alone can do!
When Rosalind's son came to her with an important need for a suit, her simple reply to him was, "My boy, there is no doubt it is a case of need. Let us stand on your father’s great promise, ‘My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.’ ’(Phil. 4:19.) I have not the money, but I believe God will give the money for a suit if we trust Him." And by a miracle only He could have worked, the young boy got the suit he needed!
A mother whose cupboard was bare knelt and prayed for her ”daily bread.” Meanwhile a young man in the city, a stranger to her, was impressed by God‘s gentle voice to go to a specific cottage with five loaves of bread.
A businessman and his starving family were provided with a miracle breakfast having gone to bed hungry the previous night. His Christian wife prayed and God answered her.
Having loaned his all to the Lord by giving to a poor family, Hudson Taylor was blessed to receive from the Lord in his own time of need. And the experience stayed with him forever!
Mr. Duncan had exhausted all of his supply, and was told at breakfast by his help, that there was nothing to make dinner with. But Mr. Duncan's faith was in the God who promised to provide our daily needs. And he was not put to shame for help came; from a quite unlikely source!
Amongst many other needs, Bob and his wife had no money to pay for rent, but on the same day payment was due, a letter arrived with more than enough to cover their rent. Within that same period, God supplied all their many needs, just when they needed Him to.
While they were worried about where to get the money for their fares from Guisborough to Lowick, God; ever so faithful, had the entire situation well in hand. And how they were filled with thanksgiving as His plans unfolded and they had their need met.
George Müller shares two wonderful examples of God's timely provision in answer to his prayers for the breakfast needs of the orphans under his care. In the latter case, God communicated clearly to the donor that the timing was crucial.
So timely was a sister's gift of her valuable jewelry to the orphan work that a grateful George Müller used a diamond ring from the gifts to inscribe upon his windowpane the words: "JEHOVAH JIREH"—a constant reminder that God will always provide.
Two stories reveal God's faithfulness in rewarding—with precious harvests—the excellent Bible teaching given to the orphans at Ashley Down, and the doubt-defying testimony of His reality through the daily provision of their needs.
Over time George Müller and the staff of the work became convinced that they were to trust God for their daily needs, and no more. This became the primary ethic of their financial operation, and God never let them down.
Having given her all for God, surrendering all her time and desires, Rosalind stepped fully into the life of trusting for everything and enjoying God's supernatural and timely provision - her family's needs were all met, sometimes even before they were known to Rosalind. Everything from fresh apples when they were in season to dried and canned fruits for the winter.
In a desperate bid to get money for food, for themselves and the guests they were expecting, Hudson Taylor and Mr. Jones set out to sell some household possessions but were met with failure. Turning to God as their only hope, they cried for help. While they were still on their knees, He supplied a “rich relief!”
A pastor and his family had just committed their need for food to One who alone is faithful to provide for His children, when a young woman came to their house. Her mission was simple; God had directed her clearly to bring some money to the family and this she did despite being initially hesitant.
A woman and her children were completely out of food, but she prayed with her children and trusted God. The next morning the children caught a fish and then a stranger brought some corn meal to her house, with which they had a bountiful breakfast.
Charles Stanley was divinely led to a particular home in Brookhouse where he met Becky, a dying woman who was in dire need of the message of salvation. By the time Charles left Becky's home, she had become a totally new creature.
Old Li Pucheo tells the story of when God delivered his daily bread through ravens, and used the miracle to bring a temple priest to salvation in Christ.
God sustained Jackie Womack and her five children for a week by multiplying her meager supplies. When the cupboards were finally bare, God spoke to a friend of Jackie’s, through whom He supplied for the pantry.
Mr. Ishii's Asylum was owing five days worth of supplies when an amount of money that was to be given them got stolen by the one trusted with the sum. With no money for even food, they all decide to fast the next day and if possible, die of starvation; unless the Lord meet their needs without them abandoning their principle of trusting Him alone to meet their needs. Even as they were yet praying on a mountain, the Lord began to answer them and by the end of the day, He surpassed their expectations with His miraculous interventions.
Dorothea Trudel's mother was materially poor yet rich in her faith in God. With eleven children and an irresponsible husband, the demands on her were enormous, yet God was her refuge and He did not fail to meet the needs of her family.
Washington Allston, a struggling artist, was still locked in his studio, praying for a loaf of bread when a knock on his door led to an encounter with a stranger who purchased Allston's painting "The Angel Uriel" for four hundred pounds, an amount that was unbelievably generous to Allston as it relieved him from his poverty.
Augustus Herman Franke, a minister in Halle, Germany, started an orphan asylum for poor children with no other resources than hope in God to provide. When funds to meet daily needs were exhausted, he would report it to the Lord and ask for the necessary aid. His prayers were always answered, and he received unexpected donations that met the daily needs of the orphanage.
Two stories out of China reveal God's unflinching commitment to providing the daily needs of His children.
Robert Gribble was directed by the Lord to join a friend on a (preaching) tour, leaving his wife and children without a dime. He obeyed, and the good Lord took care of his family in his absence.
An unusually cold winter had caused the Gribbles to exhaust their supply of coal in a shorter than usual time. But as the father pondered on his family's need, he received a letter from a brother he only met accidentally six months prior and with whom he had never corresponded. This brother's letter was God's timely provision in their hour of need.
From the day he stopped his work as an auctioneer and committed the rest of his life to evangelism, Henry Moorhouse learned to trust God for his daily bread and God faithfully provided for his needs.
Henry Moorhouse was wholly devoted to the work of evangelism. While he greatly appreciated American innovations and could see how selling such things back in England would be profitable, he was, like Martin Luther, devoted to God's work alone, and could trust Him for his “daily bread.” He was content with the sufficient “food and raiment” God constantly provided.
A North Korean family of new believers learned that they no longer had to resort to lying and stealing to provide for their daily bread. Instead, they could follow God's ways and trust Him to provide.
Having moved from Pennsylvania to a seminary in Oregon with little or no money and no where to stay, Philip and Marcia Eyster had to depend fully on God to meet all of their needs and as each need arose the good God miraculously met it.
A widow's expectation that God will supply her daily needs was met in a way that left the poor woman full of marvel and gratitude.
The brethren at a convent met, with thanksgiving and a sharing in the sorrows and hunger of one another, to thank God for their situation. And that same day, true to His words, their food for that day was miraculously supplied.
When food ran out at David Wilkerson's Teen Center, he challenged them to pray. Together they asked for their “daily bread.” A young boy interjected a prayer for God to provide food for the whole summer while He was at it. Even before they finished praying, God provided food through a stranger, and they did not lack any food all that summer.
It a was severe winter, and as the cold increased, so did the snow increase, rendering the roads—through which wood was supplied to homes in a city for heating—inaccessible. But in that city lived a widow, poor in earthly possessions, but rich in her faith toward the One who owns the universe. And while even the rich in her city were in want for wood, this poor widow had her need supplied by the direction of her gracious God!
One wintry night, an imprisoned pastor's family had run out of food supply and so prayed to God for provision before retiring to bed still hungry. That same night, from 30Km away, the Lord sent this family the much needed provision they had prayed for.
A poor man‘s family was completely out of food. In faith they prepared the table for a meal before their children, then went to their knees as a family. Their prayers were interrupted by a knock at the door and the literal provision of their daily bread.
A mother and her son learn that God answers prayer. When they were hungry and prayed for their daily bread, the very next morning He provided steady work for the mother.
A little girl with a sick mother and no food in the house, knelt to pray the Lord‘s Prayer. Later she wondered where God kept his bread, so we went out and found a bread shop. "Ah! There is God's bread shop," she said. She then asked for two loaves and turned to leave without paying. The shopkeeper spoke angrily, but when he heard her simple childlike faith, he softened and gave her the bread.
Mr Huntington was unable to provide for his family, but he put his faith in God to provide. Miraculously, he found a large eel, a warm partridge, and several large carp just when his family needed food. For Huntington, every day took care of itself, just like Jesus promised.
A family ran out of food; instead of panicking, they prayed and went to bed as though all was normal. A stranger woke them up in the morning, declaring that he was awakened and impressed to bring supplies for them.
A minister's wife described the struggle she and her family faced in their work in the vineyard of the Lord, most importantly she narrates how the Lord has always provided for them in remarkable ways that they could not see coming.
Tommie Titcombe and 11 native believers in Yagbaland, North of Nigeria, had to remain indoors for their safety from an unrelenting angry mob. After a week of feeding on a coarse diet of only corn and Tommie falling ill, they gathered and prayed the Lord's prayer - asking that their daily bread be provided. That same day, they had a new meal to eat.
The Sitholes were penniless and without food when they went into town one day; as they sat in front of a building there, two complete strangers came out of a vehicle and handed money out to them. And before they could recover from the shock of the whole experience, these strangers got back into their car and drove off.
When Alau ran short of money and food in school, he simply prayed to God that his needs be provided. The next day, God provided in answer to his prayer.
On two different occasions, Jarem and his family experienced the faithfulness of God in miraculously providing their daily bread when all hope was seemingly lost.
Barbara Hey's coworker found that God remains committed to providing for our daily needs when she was provided with meat and bananas at a time she truly needed them.