Are you hesitating to do something that God has led you to do, because you’re not sure you’ll be able to do it? The popular saying “where God guides, he provides” sounds reassuring. But is it really true that where God guides, he provides? Let’s explore the meaning of this phrase, and what the Bible says about it.
Where Does This Saying Come From?
Isaiah 58:11 CEV The Lord will always guide you and provide good things to eat when you are in the desert. He will make you healthy. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water or like a stream that never runs dry.
Psalms 32:8 CEV You said to me, “I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.
Philippians 4:19 NIV And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
It is true that were God Guides He Provides
Although the exact phrase “Where God guides, He provides”, is not in the Bible the saying is true, because it refers to the reality of what happens in relationships between God and people. You can trust that God will reliably provide what you need to do whatever he guides you to do. You can trust God to provide the two main resources you need to act on his guidance: time and money.
Key Bible Verses on God’s Guidance
James 1:5 CEV If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won't correct you for asking.
Proverbs 3:5-6 CEV With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.
Psalms 25:4-5 CEV Show me your paths and teach me to follow; guide me by your truth and instruct me. You keep me safe, and I always trust you.
Psalms 37:23-24 CEV If you do what the Lord wants, he will make certain each step you take is sure. The Lord will hold your hand, and if you stumble, you still won't fall.
Key Bible Verses on God’s Provision:
You don’t need to be concerned about whether you’ll have the money to do whatever God is leading you to do.
Matthew 6:31-34 CEV Don't worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?” Only people who don't know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows you need all of these. But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. Don't worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.
2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Hebrews 13:5 CEV “Don't fall in love with money. Be satisfied with what you have. The Lord has promised that he will not leave us or desert us.
Psalms 23:1 CEV You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need.
Don’t to worry about whether God will provide what you need to do what he is guiding you to do. The saying “where God guides, he provides”, while not in the Bible it reflects biblical truth about God’s reliable guidance and provision. You really can trust God to provide where he guides.