God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:19, NIV
If you’re facing hardship right now, consider Philippians 1:19. Paul was also dealing with hardship and opposition, but he was convinced of victory because of God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Notice the presence of the Trinity in that phrase: “God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ!” (emphasis added) God the Father, who knows all your needs and loves you at all times, pours out the most essential provision for our sanity and saintliness—the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit brings the resources of Jesus Christ into our heart—all His peace, all His patience, all His calmness, all His wisdom, all His strength, and all His eternity.
Staying focused on the calling we have from Christ enables us to endure whatever difficulties come our way. When we know we are living in obedience to Him, He will guide us and be with us, no matter what we face.
Pray for the unceasing, surging, filling, overflowing provision of the Holy Spirit today! Pray for His fullness, and let God’s provision flood into your heart.
Come, Holy Spirit, every cloud dispelling, fill us with gladness, through the Master’s name; bring to our memory words that He hath spoken, then shall our tongues His wondrous grace proclaim. Fanny Crosby