Several years ago, a young woman we knew was suddenly abandoned by her husband and left with three preschool children. For seven months, her husband chose to have no contact with his family nor provide for them. Churches, family, friends and even strangers jumped in to meet her bills and provide for her. Every week for over a year, a young couple took her shopping for groceries, diapers and other essentials. They were only a brief acquaintance, but God moved their hearts to help her in this way. Over and over again, she saw God provide. God met her needs by touching the hearts of those who knew of her plight.When Abraham trekked up Mount Moriah in obedience to God to sacrifice his only son, I’m sure he felt anxious, even burdened. No doubt he wondered why God would place him in such an unbearable circumstance. But he trusted God to provide. He knew that Isaac was his promised son, and God would not leave him without an heir. As he was ready to offer him as a burnt offering, God spoke. There in the thicket was a ram (Read Genesis 22). God had sent provision at just the right moment.
This is when God reveals Himself as Jehovah-Jireh – the Lord who provides.
Are you in a difficult place – financially, emotionally, physically or spiritually? Do you feel hopeless or burdened? Do you wonder how you will get through your circumstance? He is Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord who provides whatever we need. He met the abandoned Mom’s need each month, and He met Abraham’s need. He will meet your need, too. God is as faithful today as He was when Abraham walked the earth. He sees and He knows. He will provide for your need as well. It’s a promise. Trust Him.
PRAYER: Lord, keep me mindful that You are my Jehovah-Jireh. What I need, You will provide at just the right time. Help me to trust in Your provision.
“And Abraham called the name of that place “The Lord provides.” It is said to this day, “In the mountain of the Lord, provision will be made,” Genesis 22:14 NET.
Today’s devotional is by Carin LeRoy, wife to Dale, mother of three grown children and one high school teenager. She has served as a missionary with PIONEERS since 1982. Her passions are family, playing and teaching piano, missions, and writing stories that show glimpses of God.