20 Bible Verses About God’s Provision

God provides for you

“What do you need right now?”

That might seem like a loaded question. You might be able to list a half-dozen things you need, including help meeting next month’s rent, filling up your pantry, and finding peace amid trying circumstances. 

But did you know that the Bible makes astounding claims about God’s care, or provision, over his creation (which includes you)? When you put your faith in Christ, you become united to him as his child, and he cannot not protect, provide, and care for you. The double negative is on purpose. In other words, it would be impossible for him not to do what his Fatherly duty and delight requires; that is to take care of you, his child. 

Our Father always takes care of us. In the Old Testament (and throughout the Scriptures), we see the amazing ways God provides. One of the first instances is in the story of Abraham and Isaac. God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to test his love. When taking his son up the mountain to make the sacrifice, Isaac asked where they would find the sacrifice. Abraham’s response is, “God will provide for himself a lamb for a burnt offering” (Gen 22:7). The term “God will provide” is translated, Jehovah-Jireh. We know that God provided for Abraham a ram in the thicket to sacrifice, instead of his son, Isaac.

But Jehovah-Jireh is still at work today and takes care of you too. Jesus said, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him” (Matthew 7:11). As his child, you can pray big, bold, even demanding prayers to God, and he will answer.

So what do you need right now? Perhaps you need a renewed perspective of all that is yours because you are his child. Consider this list of verses of God’s provision for you and be encouraged that God sees your needs and wants to show himself faithful to you!

20 Comforting Bible Verses About God’s Provision 

Rest assured, God’s Word is true, and he will provide for you.

  1. Philipians 4:19 (ESV)
    And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

  2. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (ESV)
    And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

  3. Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you

  4. Genesis 9:3 (ESV)
    Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

  5. Psalm 145:15-16 (ESV)
    The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

  6. 2 Corinthans 9:10-11 (ESV)
    He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

  7. Matthew 6:25 (ESV)
    Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

  8. Psalm 34:17 (ESV)
    When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

  9. Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV)
    You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

  10. Romans 8:31-32 (ESV)
    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

  11. John 16:23-24 (ESV)
    In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

  12. Matthew 7:7 (ESV)
    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

  13. Matthew 7:11 (ESV)
    If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

  14. Psalm 23:1-2 (ESV)
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

  15. Psalm 34:10 (ESV)
    The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

  16. Luke 12:24 (ESV)
    Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

  17. Psalm 37:25 (ESV)
    I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.

  18. Philippians 4:6 (ESV)
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

  19. 2 Peter 1:3 (ESV)
    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.

  20. Psalm 107:9 (ESV)
    For he satisfies the longing soul and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Waiting for his provision strengthens faith muscles

“Rest assured that the Lord, who daily provides for the millions of fish in the sea and the myriads of birds in the air, will not suffer his own children to perish for lack of the things of this life.” 

Charles Spurgeon

Being in a position when we need God to provide is uncomfortable. It requires we wait and relinquish what little control we think we have over our situation. However, it’s in those uncomfortable times of waiting and dependence on God, that we get the privilege of seeing him work and move on our behalf. As we wait, our faith muscles grow! 

Friend, I hope that these verses stir your heart with hope as you wait on God for him to meet your needs today. If you are in Christ, your greatest need has already been met in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Praise Jehovah-Jireh for his provision.


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P.P.S. Why should God provide for us? It’s because we are united to him! Download this mega-list of 125 Scriptures of our immense privileges as being his children. If you are in Christ, then he is in you! He will take care of his own.

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