My Sunday School lesson this last week was from Matthew 6:25-33. (It is from the ABA curriculum for junior boys.) I have a lot of trouble with this passage and others that indicate God will meet all our needs like Philippians 4:19. I want to believe the Bible and what it says. I grew up in IFB churches and have heard a hundred times how God will meet all our needs, and “You can’t out give God.” Yet when I look around our churches I see people who have unmet needs. I know there is a difference between needs and wants. I am talking about people who have filed bankruptcy, people whose power, water, and telephones have been cut off. What about those who have lost their lives? How about the “others” in Hebrews 11, those who the Bible says, “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;” (Heb 11:37) How can we say God will meet our needs when if we open our eyes we see that is not the case? How can we say, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” when everywhere we look there are people who are not having these things added unto them? Just last night on the TV there was a lady testifying to how you can’t out give God. She had this fancy chart showing her income and how it had skyrocketed since she started tithing. Yes sir just get that check book out and pay God first (by mailing me a check of course) and you can be debt free also. That is kind of how I felt Sunday, teaching a lesson that I wanted desperately to believe but could not in my heart. How can we tell children God will provide all their needs when we know as adults that often he does not?