Throughout my journey as a Christian, it has always been my belief that God is the source of all good things. This is backed up by verses especially in the book of Psalms that talk about God being a provider.
During a recent Bible study, a few members raised a question regarding which Psalms verses serve as a reassurance of God’s providence.
As a theologian, I was more than glad to answer this question, and it’s from that discussion that I decided to write this article for those of you who might be having the same question regarding God’s provision.
6 Psalm verses to read about God’s provision
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
In this verse, the Psalmist puts across how important it is to seek the Lord. By seeking Him, good things will definitely follow.
You can use this verse to remind yourself that it is the Lord who is the source of all good things.
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
The Psalmist in this verse declares how he has never seen the righteous forsaken. You can read this verse when you feel like God has forsaken you.
It will help you remember that God will provide for you because he never forsakes the righteous.
“My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”
In this chapter, David compares his calmness to that of a child. Just like a child is quiet at its mother’s breast, so should you be in the presence of God.
He, like a mother, will provide you with good things, for you are his child.
“Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”
David, in these verses, expresses how God not only provides for humans but for other creatures as well. You can read this verse in order to understand the depth with which God loves and cares for you.
If he can provide for lowly creatures, what of you, who are made in his own image?
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
The Psalmist in this verse confesses how he has no want as the Lord is his shepherd. You can read and meditate on this verse, believing that God is a good shepherd. You shall lack nothing, for God provides for his sheep.
“You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.”
The river of God is always full of water, as the Psalmist writes in these verses. Reading this verse will help you understand that the kingdom of God is bountiful.
This means that he can provide for your needs, even those that seem impossible.
How to use Psalms to pray for divine provision
According to Psalms 107:9, God satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. As described by some theologians, this verse not only refers to a physical longing but also represents how God satisfies a hungry soul.
Using this verse, you can pray that God satisfies your divine hunger and that he may provide you with good things.
This verse also makes an appearance in Luke 1:53 when Mary, Jesus’ mother, proclaims that the Lord has filled the hungry with good things.
This goes on to show that God’s providence wasn’t only a prophecy in the old testament rather, it was also fulfilled in the new testament. Mary, was a witness to the provision of God.
How to pray Psalms to ask God for physical provision
Psalms 145:15-16 talks about how God gives food to his people. You can pray using this verse, as it serves as evidence of God’s promise to provide for his creation and to satisfy their desires.
As long as you ask, God promises to give, as recorded in Luke 11:9-10. God is caring, and his kingdom is full of abundance.
Psalms 23:2 is a verse in which the Psalmist declares of the comfort that the Lord provides in the lives of his people.
Praying through will serve as a reminder that God will make you lie in green pastures full of abundance and comfort.
What does the book of Psalms say about God’s provision?
According to Psalms 111:5, God provides for those who fear him. He also keeps his promises of provision for his people.
Psalms 81:10 further goes to explain how God says he’ll fill the mouths of his people, for he brought them out of captivity.
According to theologians, God demonstrated his great love and care when he provided for the Israelites in spite of their rebellious nature.
This is evident in Psalms 78:14-20 whereby God still provided water and food to the Israelites even after they complained and sinned against him.
This verse is a reminder that even if God’s people are rebellious, he still remains faithful. He keeps his promises of provision to his people because he is good.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.