Want v. Need
For a long time I was told that if I didn’t have something, I didn’t have enough faith. That if I would pray harder, believe more, or do more good that “God will supply all my needs according to his riches in glory.” I came to learn that there is a huge difference between what that verse promises and what they told me. It’s the difference of want and need.
It goes like this: I want a new car. I need transportation (and that transportation may be the ability to walk. Still, God has provided.) I want to own a nice, big house. I need shelter. (I don’t want a big house, just making a point.) I want meat on the table at every meal, soups and salads and sweets. I need daily nourishment. The two might be very different things. God promised to provide my needs, not bow to my every whim.
He’s good like that.