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

God, who is rich in glory, will change all your shortfalls into plenty. Even the young lions may lack and suffer hunger but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

There was a shortage of wine in the marriage home in Cana and this would have caused sadness and confusion there. But when they came nearer to Christ, with His richness in glory, He made good the shortage.

More than the wine served in the beginning, the wine given by God later was more tasty and great. Dear children of God, there may be some shortfalls also in your life. But when you listen to what Jesus Christ says, obey and act accordingly, He will definitely bless you, making good of all your shortages. He will turn all your mourning into dancing (Psalm 30:11). And the days of your mourning shall be ended. (Isaiah 60:20).

Hannah had the sorrow of not having a child. The provoking of the other wife of her husband and being called as a barren woman caused great distress to her. But, one day she came nearer to God. She believed, "With His richness in glory, God will turn my shortage into plenty and my sorrow will turn into dancing." Accordingly, God blessed her with Samuel and five other children and wiped her tears off.

God is one to make the shortfall into plenty. Not only that. He turns the sadness into dancing. He will turn the defeats into victories. Ai is a small town in Israel. When Joshua and his soldiers faced defeat being unable to capture the town of Ai, He tore his clothes and fell down weeping bitterly.

God saw his tears. He revealed that Achan was the cause for the defeat. When Achan was separated from the Israelites and was burnt, God turned the defeat into victory. After this, Joshua was able to inherit not only Ai but also the whole of Canaan.

Dear children of God, let be the time of shortfalls or the time of sorrow or the time of defeats, first of all, examine yourself. Clear all the hurdles and reconcile with God. When you purify yourself the defeat will turn into victory. When you pray like Hannah, your sorrow will turn into joy. When you obey God as the servants in the marriage did, the water will turn into wine.

To meditate: “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you” (Joshua 3:5).