And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)
Have you ever bought someone lunch, when they really needed a cartful of groceries? Have you ever prayed with someone for three minutes, wishing you had three hours?
In compassion, as disciples of Christ, sometimes we reach out to help others, but struggle with a sense of inadequacy because their needs (financial, relational, physical, spiritual) are greater than any resource we could personally provide. Yet in meaningful and compassionate measures to assist others, our need-filling cannot be comprehensive because that radical capacity is reserved for God alone. Our contribution is only one means God uses to help them.
Though we can assume that God is always using us in our spheres of influence, we are not the ultimate fulfiller of promises.
In fact, to accomplish His ends, couldn’t God use a flea on the ceiling?