“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

The world is imperfect indeed. While some have some sort of physical deformities in their bodies, some lack wisdom and some others are affected by financial shortfalls, meagre salary. Some others place certain shortfalls deep in their minds and keep on thinking over them which leads to frustration. But there are some people who make good of what they lack with the riches of His glory.

When I was a boy, I was affected by a severe poisonous fever and was in deathbed. My parents and many servants of God prayed for me and struggled for my life and God graciously allowed me to continue to live in this world. Following this dreaded fever, my legs were affected by Polio. As I grew, my right leg became paralyzed.

With this deficiency in a leg, I was unable to play as other children do and this made me depressed. I got entangled with the inferiority complex and I lost my happiness and enthusiasm. The thought that I cannot become a renowned player or a Police Officer brought me great worry. My life became bitter.

God met me under these circumstances. He gave me the joy of Salvation. He gave me the power of the Holy Spirit. There was not a trace of inferiority complex in me once I felt that He has come to dwell in me.

From then on I refrained from crying for the deficiency and began to rejoice over the riches of glory in God which I had received. When the Divine Love made an impact in me, I rejoiced dancing unmindful of the fact that many people were watching me.

How joyful it is to stay in the glorious presence of God. When I entered the ministry, everything did not become perfect then and there. Want of money and other shortfalls troubled me greatly. As I got engaged in full-time ministry, I merely looked at God for my salary or income. But God told me “Firstly give me your tithe in advance and let it be based on what you want me to give you. I will make it ten times and give you as income.” God is faithful.

So, from that day, I understood the divine secret. He made me perfect in everything facing no deficiency anywhere. As I went on giving to God, He blessed me both worldly and spiritually. From then on, there was no shortfall to me in anything. I learnt to live with mental satisfaction and happiness.

To meditate: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over” (Psalm 23:5).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai