2 Peter 1:3-4 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
I’m going to say something that might sound harsh or judgmental. If you think that you need more in your life, you’re being sinful. And now I’m going to say something to take the sting away from that statement. I’m guilty too. We’re all guilty of wanting more. In fact, it’s really easy to logically reason out how we need this or that when in reality we just want it. I mean, when you’re barely getting by on your salary and would just like to be able to afford some healthier food for your kids, or when you just want to be able to make it by without government assistance, it makes you wonder how God could look on such desires as sinful.
It’s not wrong to want to provide for your family. It’s not wrong to work hard for a better salary or to want a promotion. It’s wrong to leave God out of the equation.God wants to be the one we go to for that provision. Read over this passage from 2 Peter carefully and then reread it. Our Heavenly Father has provided for us everything we need for life, both physically and spiritually. That doesn’t mean we have everything. It means we have everything He wants for us to have at this moment.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about God in my years following Him, it’s that one of His primary desires is for us to trust Him in all things. At the risk of some of you thinking I’m “putting God in a box” by making a definitive statement based on my personal experience, I think there is sufficient evidence to point to within the Bible to show that I’m not making this up. God wants to be trusted to provide. He always fulfills His promises.
It’s not sinful to need. But take your needs to God because in Him we have enough. We have everything for this life because the Giver loves us and cares for us. Trust Him and watch how it changes you.