Friday, June 18, 2021
Words of the Week – God Supplies My Needs
By Joshua Apparicio, Contributing Youth Writer
Published January 30, 2019

                    Joshua Apparicio (Shirmin Apparicio photo)

To the youth readers, sharing with you from my heart for the past few months about life’s unforgiving challenges have certainly meant the world to me. God has been supplying all of my needs, and I truly believe that, as I haven’t gone without.

We all understand that it’s difficult when you’re going through the fire, or facing unpleasant situations. You feel alone or as if there is no one supporting you.

At these particular times, you are inundated. But, at these times, think back to this influential scripture, Philippians 4:19 – “My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”


God has blessed me with an amazing gift of writing, which I’m using to help invigorate all of you through the eyes of a 13-year-old. I undoubtedly enjoy writing as it’s been therapeutic for me to express my feelings and what I think, which is a mindset you all should harness as well. Remember in the Bible as it states in 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your cares on the Lord because he cares for you.”

Remember when you pray for anything, exercise your faith, believe in your heart you’ve received it and it’s yours. In Philippians 4:6-7, it informs, “Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know to God.”

These are the scriptures I remembered standing on when we were experiencing our valley of trials and tribulations. As you all know, God reassures us all throughout the Bible with specific scriptures with an understanding that supersedes our own. In Proverbs 12:25, it says, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

Early on, I experienced many of life’s unexpected and most tumultuous challenges. When I needed guidance, I turned to Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

To help encourage me, my mom read me many scriptures pertaining to prosperity and perseverance. I am profoundly fond of the story of the disciple that didn’t catch any fish to feed the crowd waiting and wanted to send them away.

In Matthew 13:18-20, it says, “Jesus said bring them here to me and he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.  They all ate and were satisfied.” My God will supply all your needs too, have faith.


In closing, I would like to leave you all with Matthew 6:25, which reads, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Amen!








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