“You can’t always get what you want.”
The Rolling Stones took that line and made it famous with their hit song 40 or so years ago. It still applies today and it always will here on Earth.
Life can seem really unfair sometimes. We all go through times when we simply do not get what we want – for some, it may seem like this happens all too often.
Whether it’s a promotion at work that doesn’t materialize, asking someone out and getting turned down, a coveted toy as a kid that never makes it to the living room, or something far more serious…as we go through life we are going to encounter times when what we want is not what is planned for us. It doesn’t make a lot of sense and it can be frustrating and lead to some pretty rough sailing.
I can think of plenty of times in my life when it felt like I just wasn’t getting what I thought I should get. Pretty sure I’m not alone, there. It’s tough to swallow and it can be hard to look on the bright side, especially if it’s something you’ve tagged with a high level of importance.
There are some powerful words that help me at times like this. I’ve come to really love and cherish this verse and I wanted to share it with you today.
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
The part that always makes me feel better is when it says that all of my NEEDS will be met. There isn’t anything in there about all of my WANTS being met, but it specifically says that God will take care of what I need.
I think it’s easy to lose sight of this. I am frequently guilty of it. But it’s written right there, that despite my unfulfilled wants and all of the things that don’t seem to come to fruition at times…God has and is going to continue to give me what I need.
It’s a reminder that I have so much more than I deserve and more than I could have ever earned through any actions of mine. It’s all provided to me because of Jesus and I’m so thankful for it.
I hope this verse helps someone out there today who might be having a hard time or struggling to see the positive side of a situation when it doesn’t seem like you’re getting what you want. Just remember that with Him, you’re always going to have what you need 🙂
Have a great day!