Philippians 4:19 - All Our Needs Fulfilled In Christ.

Philippians 4:19: All Our Needs Fulfilled In Christ.

Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) And my God shall supply all your need 
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  

Philippians 4:19 (NIV) And my God will meet all your needs 
according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:19 (NLT) And this same God who takes care of me 
will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been 
given to us in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:19 (NET) And my God will supply your every need 
according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:19 (VOICE) Know this: my God will also fill every 
need you have according to His glorious riches in Jesus the Anointed, 
our Liberating King. 


IN GLORY. Some refer this phrase to the riches, as riches 
that are stored in glory, that is, in heaven. Others connect 
shall supply and in glory, and imply that the reward will be 
given in the hereafter. This second view tends to restrict Gods 
working, whereas the Lord is well able to supply the Christians need 
in this life as well as in that which is to come. [SDA Bible 

BY CHRIST JESUS. Rather, in Christ Jesus, or in 
personal connection with Christ Jesus. All Gods kindnesses are 
given to men through Christ, and can be enjoyed by those who are 
connected with the Saviour. [SDA Bible Commentary] 


This is one the great promises of Scripture. [Preachers 
Outline & Sermon Bible] 

Words that countless Christians have relied on as one of the 
great Scripture promises, [Expositors Bible Commentary] 

Claim All That God Promises. Let your heart break for the 
longing it has for God, for the living God. The life of Christ has shown 
what humanity can do by being partaker of the divine nature. All that 
Christ received from God we too may have. Then ask and receive. With 
the persevering faith of Jacob, with the unyielding persistence of 
Elijah, claim for yourself all that God has promised.  {COL 149.2} 
[Remnant SB] 

God promises to meet all the needs of believers, not 
necessarily all their wants. [New Bible Companion] 

We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we 
need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to 
face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We 
must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our 
needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. We 
may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes 
and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his 
provision and power to live for him.  [Life Application SB] 


   Have you ever pondered the real meaning of Philippians 4:19? 
If so, then you may also have encountered some frustration. 
   What about this need I have had for years? you wonder. 
Doesnt God care about that aching hole in my heart? Why doesnt He 
just fill it? 
   You may have attempted to meet the need yourself or to figure 
out why God hadnt responded. Sometimes you may even have felt 
faithless and thought that God did not hear you because of this 
weakness or a lack of consistent prayer. Deep inside, you know that only 
God can fill your need - which further frustrates matters and 
reveals your complete lack of control. You cannot successfully meet your 
own need or compel God to comply with your personal desires, time 
schedule, or concept of how it should be accomplished. So what are you to 
   Heres some good news - that is exactly the position God 
wants you in. No, God does not enjoy your pain or take delight in 
seeing you suffer or confused. He is a God of infinite love, 
gentleness, and compassion. Nothing He does (or does not do) comes from 
spite; even His discipline is perfectly administered out of love (Heb. 
12:4"11). His purpose in allowing a delay to meet your need is to 
strengthen your faith and reliance on Him, and consequently to wean you of 
   In a very real sense, your unmet need is a form of trial and 
temptation. Its a trial because its lack of fulfillment can feel truly 
painful, and its a temptation because it urges you to turn away from 
God to meet your own needs. But James says, Blessed is the man 
who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will 
receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love 
him (James 1:12). 
   So what are you to do when the delay goes on, the pressure to 
give up increases, and you feel weary of beating yourself up with 
false guilt? It may sound like a platitude, but keep your eyes on the 
Lord and follow Him, no matter what. James tells us that the testing 
of our faith leads to perseverance, which works to make us 
perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:4). 
   Worked out on the journey of faith, such unwavering trust has 
profound results. [Life Principles SB By Charles Stanley] 

Lifes Interruptions
   Life is full of interruptions. Car maintenance, a sick child, 
divorce, death, financial surprises, a friends crisis, government 
shutdowns, home repair, health questions, and job issues all interrupt our 
regular routine. If we have perfectionist tendencies we can stress out 
over control slipping away or we can learn to embrace Christs 
control. Ironically, expectations of a stress free life only create 
stress. As long as we live, life will interrupt, so how shall we 
   Jesus was interrupted in His prayers and He was interrupted 
by the leper, but He used them both for Gods glory. Is the Lord 
in on our lifes interruptions? Many times, yes! He takes 
distractions in our prayer time and uses them to lead us into His will. On 
occasion while praying, my mind races with a mental list that longs for 
immediate attention. So, I stop praying, write down the items and then 
offer the list in prayer as a sacrifice to Jesus. The Holy Spirit 
leads me in how to manage the needs Ive written down. So, I seek to 
lean into the Lord when interrupted by life.  
   Now listen, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to 
this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make 
money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is 
your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then 
vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, If it is the Lords will, we 
will live and do this or that. James 4:13-15 
   We are all needy to one degree or another. Needy people need 
to have their needs met. Therefore, when someone interrupts your 
life with their need, look for the Lord in the interruption. Pray for 
a way to meet their need in Jesus name so they are attracted to 
His love. Furthermore, you are not called to meet everyones needs 
all the time. There are others God wants to engage as His benevolent 
blessing. Be available, do what you can, and trust the Lord to add more 
   There is no shame in being needy. This is the human 
condition. It is what draws us to God. So, we first seek Christ Jesus to 
meet all our needs in Him. His love, His patience, His mercy, His 
rest and His care are a treasure trove of spiritual invigoration, 
emotional healing, and mental stamina. The Lord is with us in the middle 
of lifes interruptions. We also seek those who love us when we 
need love. We ask for prayer in our pain. We need each other and we 
need our Savior Jesus when life interrupts our plans. Yes, lifes 
interruptions direct us to Gods better plan! 
   And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches 
of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. 

The Father Knows
   Matthew 6:32 does not say that God knows that we have no need 
of earthly things. To the contrary, it says that "your heavenly 
Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things" - that is, food, 
drink, and clothing. Likewise, in verse 8 we read that "your Father 
knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him." 
   We have a Father who "knoweth" our needs. Furthermore, we 
know that we have such a Father. Those are points on which we differ 
from the Gentiles. 
   We need to remember that we are never in any situation or 
position outside of God's knowledge and care. He not only knows of our 
physical needs, but He is concerned with our entire life. He is willing 
to lead us day by day. We read in The Desire of Ages that "God 
never leads His children otherwise than they would choose to be led, 
if they could see the end from the beginning, and discern the glory 
of the purpose which they are fulfilling as coworkers with Him" 
(pp. 224, 225). 
   What a Father. What a God. No wonder Christians can't worry. 
They are never outside the watchcare of God. He is always with them, 
no matter how dark the outward circumstances may appear at the 
time. He always anticipates their needs. 
   And He has a heart to match His knowledge. God cares for us 
even more than we care for our children. "Can a woman forget her 
sucking child," God queries in Isaiah, "that she should have no 
compassion on the son of her womb?" The rather startling reply is "Even 
these may forget. Yet," says God, "I will not forget you. Behold, I 
have graven you on the palms of my hands" (Isa. 49:15, 16, RSV). 
   Our Father knows. That is one of the most comforting thoughts 
of Scripture. He knows all my needs, all my desires, and all my 
potentials, and He wants those needs and potentials to be filled even more 
than I care for my own children's needs. I am so thankful that I know 
that He knows. [Walking With Jesus By Knight] 

   No matter where we are, God is as close as a prayer. He is 
our support and strength. He will help us make our way up again from 
whatever depths we have fallen. 
   We don't often consider that sometimes Jesus is our strength 
simply to sit still. 'Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). 
Our natural tendency when we have a painful happening in our lives 
is to go into action - do something. Sometimes it is wiser to wait 
and just be still. The answers will come. 
   We may be sure that God is true to His word and answers 
all sincere prayers offered in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
His answer may be yes, or it may be no, or it may be "Wait." If it 
is no or 'Wait" we cannot say that God has not answered our prayer. 
It simply means that the answer is different from what we 
   When we pray for help in trouble, or for healing in sickness, 
or for deliverance in persecution, God may not give us what we ask 
for because that may not be His wise and loving will for us. He will 
answer our prayer in His own way, and He will not let us down in our 
hour of need. (From Hope for the Troubled Heart by Billy Graham) 
[Inspirational SB] 


   One morning in 1950, I believe God said to St. Peter, "Pete! 
You'll never guess the prayers that just came in this morning!"  
   Peter answered, "Up here I've heard 'em all" 
   "Well," said God, "two of our own, an honorably discharged 
World War II vet, Bill Larmore, and his wife, Eloise, want a house. 
That's like two sparrows trying to buy their own tree. Just married, 
they have no bank account. They work but make the minimum. They can 
hardly afford their tiny apartment. Yet a house has become their 
obsession, and they are asking me to help:'  
   "Their obsession is dumb!" said Peter. "Surely you are 
turning them off."  
   "No," answered God. "I turned them on! I know something they 
don't. They need a house. Bill's parents are coming to live with them, 
and Eloise will soon be mothering the first of four kids, who should 
be raised in a house rather than a hole:'  
   "But they won't make it," said Peter. "Not by themselves:' 
   "Right," agreed God. "But they aren't by themselves, because 
I'm with them!"  
   The Veterans Administration denied help. But after we prayed, 
the VA agreed to help us! The bank refused the loan, but after we 
prayed, it reversed the decision! Next, after prayer, we found a house 
that sheltered our growing family for twenty years. So what do you 
think? Will God supply all your needs? You'd better believe him!  
   Bill Larmore, born September 9, 1917, in Ottumwa, Iowa, was a 
flight engineer in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945 and 
then an engineering artist for Lockheed Martin. He is husband to 
Eloise and dad to Cathy, Wendy, Ray, and Jennifer. [The One Year Bible 
Life Verse Devotional] 

   I was a scared, unwed, pregnant teenager when I found this 
verse. I was not raised in a Christian home, but I believed in God and 
had been saved a couple of years earlier at an event I had attended 
with a friend. Even though I had acknowledged my sinful condition and 
had accepted Christ as my Savior, my lifestyle did not show it. It 
was a painfully difficult time in my life. When I became pregnant, 
my boyfriend scheduled an abortion for me. I knew it was wrong, but 
I felt I didn't have any other choice. A few nights before my 
scheduled "procedure," I cried out to God and got out my Bible. I'm not 
sure exactly how I came upon this verse, but I am so thankful I did. 
There in God's Word was his promise to me.  
   That was almost twenty-five years ago. The boyfriend is long 
gone! My son is now twenty-four years old, and over the years, God has 
provided everything I need and so much more. Time and again I have turned 
to this verse, and God has never failed me.  
   Darlene Lofty, mom, stepmom, and grandmother, is an office 
manager for a large real estate company. [The One Year Bible Life Verse 

   During the Great Depression the bank in which my father was 
an officer was forced to close  
   I was convinced my father would be out of work. I knew I had 
to get a job as a boy of twelve to help support the family. A 
nearby corner grocer hired me after school and Saturdays for a dollar a 
week to sweep the floors and deliver groceries. 
   When I told my father, he replied,
   "I appreciate your concern and desire to help, son, but I am 
trusting the Lord to meet our needs. We belong to Him and He will take 
care of His own" 
   God honored my father's faith. He never went a day without 
employment through the entire Depression. 
   With similar confidence Paul wrote to the Philippian 
Christians, "My God will meet all your needs" (4:19). This was the 
encouragement those believers needed because they were far from affluent (2 
Cor 8:1-5). Out of their meager resources they had sent an offering 
to Paul in Rome (Phil. 4:14-18). Paul assured them that God would 
reimburse them. 
   Two important details about this promise must be observed. 
First, God will meet "all your needs," not your desires. Jesus said, 
"Your Father knows what you need" (Matt. 6:8), and His understanding 
of our needs may be different from ours. 
   Second, God will meet our needs "according to His glorious 
riches in Christ Jesus." God's supply is not "out of" but "according to 
His glorious riches." God is "able to do immeasurably more than we 
ask or imagine" (Eph. 3:20)  
   Whatever your needs are right now, trust God to meet them and 
look for His supply. John Witmer 
   What does God's peace enable us to do? List the things on 
which God wants you to focus your thoughts. Will you ask God for what 
you need and trust him to care for you? [Time With God SB] 


   Come to Me with a thankful heart, so that you can enjoy My 
Presence. This is the day that I have made. I want you to rejoice today, 
refusing to worry about tomorrow. Search for all that I have prepared for 
you, anticipating abundant blessings and accepting difficulties as 
they come. I can weave miracles into the most mundane day if you keep 
your focus on Me. 
   Come to Me with all your needs, knowing that My glorious 
riches are a more-than-adequate supply. Stay in continual communication 
with Me, so that you can live above your circumstances even while you 
are in the midst of them. Present your requests to Me with 
thanksgiving, and My Peace, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your 
heart and mind. (Psa. 118:24; Phi. 4:19, 6-7) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

   As you sit quietly in My Presence, remember that I am a God 
of abundance. I will never run out of resources; My capacity to 
bless you is unlimited. You live in a world of supply and demand, 
where necessary things are often scarce. Even if you personally have 
enough, you see poverty in the world around you. It is impossible for 
you to comprehend the lavishness of My provisions: the fullness of 
My glorious riches.  
   Through spending time in My Presence, you gain glimpses of My 
overflowing vastness. These glimpses are tiny foretastes of what you will 
experience eternally in heaven. Even now you have access to as much of Me 
as you have faith to receive. Rejoice in My abundance - living by 
faith, not by sight. (Phi. 4:19; 2 Cor. 5:7) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

   You can live as close to Me as you choose. I set up no 
barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect.  
   People tend to think their circumstances determine the 
quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control 
those situations. They feel happy when things are going well, and sad 
or frustrated when things don't turn out as they'd hoped. They 
rarely question this correlation between their circumstances and 
feelings. Yet it is possible to be content in any and every situation.  
   Put more energy into trusting Me and enjoying My Presence. 
Don't let your well-being depend on your circumstances. Instead, 
connect your joy to My precious promises: (Phi. 4:12, 19; Gen. 28:15; 
Rom. 8:38-39) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Peace is My continual gift to you. It flows abundantly from 
My throne of grace. Just as the Israelites could not store up manna 
for the future but had to gather it daily, so it is with My Peace. 
The day-by-day collecting of manna kept My people aware of their 
dependence on Me. Similarly, I give you sufficient Peace for the present, 
when you come to me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. If I 
gave you permanent Peace, independent of My Presence, you might fall 
into the trap of self-sufficiency. May that never be!  
   I have designed you to need Me moment by moment. As your 
awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of My 
abundant sufficiency. I can meet every one of your needs without draining 
My resources at all. Approach My throne of grace with bold 
confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart. (Exo. 16:15-20; Phi. 
4:6, 7, 19; Heb. 4:16) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Your needs and My riches are a perfect fit. I never meant for 
you to be self-sufficient. Instead, I designed you to need Me not 
only for daily bread but also for fulfillment of deep yearnings. I 
carefully crafted your longings and feelings of incompleteness, to point 
you to Me. Therefore, do not try to bury or deny these feelings. 
Beware also of trying to pacify these longings with lesser gods: 
people, possessions, power.  
   Come to Me in all your neediness, with defenses down and with 
desire to be blessed. As you spend time in My Presence, your deepest 
longings are fulfilled. Rejoice in your neediness, which enables you to 
find intimate completion in Me. (Phi. 4:19; Col. 2:2, 3) [Jesus 
Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Trust Me enough to let things happen without striving to 
predict or control them, Relax, and refresh yourself in the Light of My 
everlasting Love, My Love-Light never dims, yet you are often unaware of My 
radiant Presence. When you project yourself into the future, rehearsing 
what you will do or say, you are seeking to be sell-sufficient: to be 
adequate without My help. This is a subtle sin - so common that it 
usually slips by unnoticed.  
   The alternative is to live fully in the present, depending on 
Me each moment. Rather than fearing your inadequacy, rejoice in My 
abundant supply. Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when 
you feel competent to handle something by yourself. Don't divide 
your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require 
My help. Instead, learn to rely on Me in every situation. This 
discipline will enable you to enjoy life more and to face each day 
confidently. (Psa. 37:3-6; Phi. 4:19) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   I am the greatest gift imaginable! When you have Me, you have 
everything you need - for this life and the next. I have promised to meet 
all your needs according to My glorious riches. Yet My loved ones 
sometimes fail to enjoy the riches I provide because of an ungrateful 
attitude. Instead of rejoicing in all that they have, they long for what 
they do not have. As a result, they become discontented. 
   I'm training you to practice the sacrifice of thanksgiving - 
thanking Me in all circumstances. First, give thanks for the blessings 
you can see in your life. Then stop and ponder the awesome gift of 
knowing Me. I am your living God, your loving Savior, your constant 
Companion. No matter how much or how little you have in this world, your 
relationship with Me makes you immeasurably rich. So whenever you are 
counting your blessings, be sure to include the infinite wealth you have 
in Me. Add Me into the equation, and your gratitude will grow 
exponentially. Whatever you have + Me = an incalculable fortune! (Phi. 4:19; 
Psa. 116:17; 1Th. 5:18) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 


What a source - "God"! What a supply - "his glorious riches"! 
What a channel - "Christ Jesus"! It is your heavenly privilege to 
trust "all your needs" to "his glorious riches," and to forget "your 
needs" in the presence of "his  riches." In His great love, He has 
thrown open to you His exhaustive treasury. Go in and draw upon Him in 
simple childlike faith, and you will never again have the need to rely 
on anything else. C. H. M. [Streams In The Desert By Cowman] 

Whether the need be spiritual or temporal, God will withhold no 
good thing from the righteous (Ps. 84:11). [SDA Bible Commentary] 




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