God knows ‘Perfectly well’



Incident happened in 1958


The registration renewal for our car was due in a few days, but Elaine and I had no money to pay the $12 fee. We were already having to trust God for grocery money each week. There simply wasn’t any money for extras. We committed the need to the Lord and waited for His provision in answer to prayer. No answer was immediately forthcoming.

The final day came. We had to have those funds if we were to drive our car legally. That day the mail brought a gift of $12 from a friend. But that was not all; also enclosed in the envelope was a Motor Vehicle Department application to be filled out and submitted along with the fee! There was absolutely no question but that God had sent that money to meet that need.

So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing [and money to renew your car registration!] Why be like the heathen? For they …. are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.

(Matthew 6:31-33, TLB, emphasis added)

Every little (and big) thing that concerns you, or that you have need of, is known ‘perfectly well’ by your heavenly Father who delights to do for His children. Never forget that!


From: Charles W. Shepson, Quite miracles and other true stories of God’s guidance, provision and care, published by Christian Publications Inc., Camp Hill PA, printed in the USA, 2001, page 103