One of the best promises of God are that He will provide all that we need. What do we need? The Bible verses about God’s provision outline how He provides for our deepest need first and foremost- rescue from sin. Additionally, God provides for our spiritual needs, daily and financial needs. Scripture gives many examples of from the Word of God of how He provided for His children. In this world, we face times of uncertainty, but the certainty of God’s provision lead to thoughts of peace. Peace is the natural response to trusting in the provision God promises. He is the only One who has unlimited resources!
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
The Lord Will Provide
Genesis 22:14 – So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The Lord will provide’; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’
In the original translation of the book of Genesis, the name given to God by Abraham is “Jehovah Jireh.” This is Hebrew for “The Lord will provide”, or more directly, “The Lord will see to it.” This is an attribute of God. He sees you, knows exactly what you need because He is love and good and faithful. God is active in your life. At its very core, this name of God means “to provide what is needed; to give sustenance or support.” Our God is Provider. He will see to it.
Psalm 8:4 – what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Bible Verses About God’s Provision for Rescue From Sin
Our deepest need is salvation from the penalty of sin. Jesus is the gift of God to us- He paid the debt of our sin through His work on the cross. In other words, He provided a way to have peace with God. If God is willing to sacrifice His Son to save us from our sin, He is also willing to graciously give us anything we need.
Romans 8:32 – 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?
John 3:16-17 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Bible Verses About God’s Provision for Our Spiritual Needs
As discussed earlier, God provides rescue from sin through Jesus’ work on the cross to pay the debt for our sin. He is the source of everything that we need to live including our spiritual needs. The Bible verses below point to the provision that is made for our longing soul- only satisfied through Jesus.
Joel 2:28 – And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
Isaiah 33:16 – He will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.
Isaiah 40:11 – He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 41:17-18 – When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isaiah 43:19-20 – Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people.
Isaiah 44:3 – For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Isaiah 55:1-2 – Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.
Isaiah 58:11 – And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Jeremiah 31:14 – I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the Lord.
Ezekiel 34:14 – I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel.
Joel 2:26 – You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Genesis 50:20 – As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
John 6:31-35 – Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ Jesus then said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’ Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.’
John 6:47-51 – Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
Provision is a Promise of God
Provision is a wonderful promise of God. As stated earlier, we face uncertain times in this fallen world. However, we can stand on the promises of God to bring peace and security. Our Heavenly Father knows exactly what we need and provides abundantly out of His great love for us. The promise of God’s provision also highlights God’s faithfulness to His children.
Matthew 7:11 – 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!
Hebrews 13:5-6 – Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Bible Verses About God’s Provision for the People of Israel
There are so many examples of God providing for the people of Israel. One of the greatest examples is His provision through the years the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. His sustaining power was evident in their lives and He provides the same sustaining power for us.
Exodus 16:4 – Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.’
Leviticus 26:5 – Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely.
Deuteronomy 2:7 – For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.
Deuteronomy 8:3 – And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:16 – He fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.
Deuteronomy 11:15 – And I will provide grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.
Deuteronomy 28:5 – Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Deuteronomy 28:11 – And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your livestock and in the fruit of your ground, within the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
Nehemiah 9:21 – Forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.
No Lack of Food
Job 36:31 – For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.
2 Chronicles 31:10 – And Azariah the chief priest, from the house of Zadok, answered him, ‘Since they began to bring the contributions into the house of the Lord, we have eaten and had enough and have plenty left, for the Lord has blessed his people, so that we have this large amount left.'”
Proverbs 10:3 – The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
Matthew 14:19-21 – Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
Examples of God’s Provision for Financial Need
One of my favorite examples of God’s provision for financial need was when Elisha visited a widow who was unable to pay her debts due to her husband’s death. In those days, the creditor would take her children as slaves until the debt was repaid. All she had was a small jar of olive oil. She was instructed by the prophet Elisha to ask her neighbors for jars, go in the house and pour the oil she had into the jars she borrowed from the neighbors. In faith she did as she was told and the oil just kept coming from her one small jar. She has so many jars of olive oil to sell and repay the debt. These are powerful Bible verses about God’s provision for this widow and her two sons.
2 Kings 4:2-6 – Elisha said to her, ‘What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?’ And she said, ‘Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.’
Isaiah 30:23 – And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous.
Bible Verses About God’s Provision and Daily Needs
1 Kings 17:6 – And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
1 Kings 17:16 – The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.
Ruth 1:6 – Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food.
Proverbs 30:8-9 – Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.
Matthew 6:25-26 – 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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:31-33 – Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Luke 12:24 – 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!
Luke 12:28 – But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!
Psalms About God’s Provision
Psalm 23:1 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 34:10 – The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Psalm 37:25 – I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
Psalm 65:9-13 – You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.
Psalm 78:19-20 – They spoke against God, saying, ‘Can God spread a table in the wilderness?’ He struck the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread or provide meat for his people?
Psalm 81:10 – I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Psalm 104:14-15 – You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.
Psalm 111:5 – He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
Psalm 132:15 – I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Psalm 136:25 – He gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Psalms 146:7-9 – who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
Provision When Tempted
1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Provision for Daily Living
These Bible verses about God’s provision tell us that He “will supply every need”.
2 Corinthians 9:8 – 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.
Philippians 4:19 – And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:17 – As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
2 Peter 1:3 – 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.
Acts 14:17 – Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.
Prayerfully Ask for God’s Provision
I love that we are directly instructed to bring our requests to God. God invites us into His Throne Room which is more proof that He cares for His children.
Philippians 4:6 – do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Provision for All Eternity
The best thing God provides (after rescue fro sin) is everlasting life. One day we will live abundantly in every way possible as we stand in the presence of God Himself!
Revelation 7:16-17 – They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Wrapping Up Bible Verses About God’s Provision
Provision is not only an attribute of God, but it is also one of God’s promises. In the Bible verses about God’s provision, be encouraged that you can take your needs to the One who has everything you need. God’s Word promises that He will take care of you! What Bible verses would you add? Leave it in the comments!