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Not One Thing Has Failed

Joshua, the man of God, was nearing death. Notice what he says after looking back over his life as Israel's leader: "And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof (Joshua 23:14).

Take a look back over your life. The rough road behind you, fraught with peril, was not what you would class easy or smooth. But would you not agree that at every turn in the road, God provided? Every incline was coupled with additional grace, every trial was endowed with God's abiding presence, every battle with armor, every table with food, and every temptation with strength for victory. "Not one thing hath failed. . . .

Look ahead and you see the same God busily providing for your future. He scouts the road ahead of us, clearing the land mines, leveling the hills, and signing the way for our direction. He walks beside us in the journey of life, from time to eternity. When His children sustain injury, He carries them until they can walk again. Furthermore, He is building beautiful mansions along the golden streets of Heaven for all who will be faithful until the end.

Do you have a need beyond your ability? Jesus loves filling in when you cannot. He thrives on meeting needs that cannot be met any other way.

Your need may look overwhelming to you — your sin problem, your fear of death, or maybe your health. Even the smallest things like mortgage payments and taxes can look enormous to us. Yet far beyond the immensity of need, can you see the tremendous provisions of your great God?

Nothing is too difficult for God. If He created the universe by the word of His power and sustained it for six thousand years, if He can redeem the world through His Son, and if He has broken none of His promises to date; then He can doubtless keep bread on your table. He can and will grace your life with strength to climb the hills and maneuver the bends in the trail. He will meet the abundance of your need with the greater abundance of His provision. Have you asked Him to?

If you "ask in faith, nothing wavering," He will respond with nothing lacking. May you look up into the eyes of your ever-present Provider and be assured of His bountiful supply of grace. Remember, "Not one thing hath failed. . . ." 

—Matthew Horst

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