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God Promises This To You

One promise that God will always keep is to supply all of our needs. We may not always get what we want, but what we need He will always supply. When God makes a promise, He keeps it. As a matter of fact, He keeps it in ways that we can't always see.

In the story of Zacchaeus, the short man who wanted to see Jesus, God had already supplied his needs. No, God didn't make Zacchaeus suddenly taller, but He did provide a tree for him to climb at just the right moment. 

Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.

When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”

Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.

Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”

Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”

Luke 19:1-10

Whatever your need is, know that God has already taken it into account before you even knew you needed it.