Jehovah Jireh: Our Provider

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I am sure all of us have been at a point in our life where we needed a major provision. Whether a job, promotion, healing, house or financial need. I can give you one example that impacted my family where it would seem nearly impossible to man for a provision to take place.

When I was young my parents and I lived right next door to my grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. The house we lived in was owned by my grandparents, in which the house was promised to be my parents when they passed. This house was over 100 years old, my parents invested thousands of dollars in repairs, which was no problem. As time went on my grandmother forced my grandfather to change the will that the house would go to my grandmother if he passed first. My grandfather always told us it would still be our house in the end.

However, in the summer of my seventh-grade year, my grandfather began to get very sick. It first started out as finding a blood clot in his leg, which through several other events led to the doctors finding out my grandfather had stage four stomach cancer. I first was in shock, my grandfather took such great care of himself, and is being diagnosed with stomach cancer. It was not until 13 days after the diagnosis that he passed. A week after the funeral service, my grandmother told my mother that she was planning to sell the house and that she wanted us out. My mother asked my grandma “where will we go”, my grandmother responded with, “I really don’t care where you go”. My mother’s sisters were on board with my grandmother about this situation.

My parents did not plan to buy a house at this point, so there was not much saved up for a down payment. My father was the breadwinner of the family, but he worked construction. If you work construction you should know the weather conditions can impact your paycheck. My father, which always had strong faith, was very stern in believing that God would provide a home.

At first this looked nearly impossible, but my parents were reminded by the Holy Spirit about Romans 8:28, “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”.

After almost a year of searching for a home and applying for a loan, my parents finally found a home. The finances got approved, and we moved in. It was only by the grace of God that the home was provided. I would not want to begin to imagine how this situation would have played out if my parents were not strong in their faith.

We all will encounter one rough path in our life that will nearly seem impossible. But we need to remember the God’s promises to us. Jehovah Jireh means the Lord will provide. You can find this in Genesis 22:14 KJV: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”. The NVI translation, “So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.””.

Some other scriptures to hold to your daily life for God’s provisions are:

  • Philippians 4:19: “And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9: “but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.”
  • Psalm 34:10: “The young lions lack [food] and grow hungry, But they who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.”

There are many other scriptures where you can find examples of God’s promise of providing for your needs. We often get ourselves caught up in life and let our stresses and struggles get the best of us. This often leads us to forget about God’s promises to us. It is so important for us to always maintain a strong personal relationship with God, by spending time in the word, with fellow Christians, and in church. All of this plays a vital role in making us stronger in faith.

Whatever it is you are in need of God has a provision in place for you, it might not be in our time, but it is in God’s time. God’s timeline works out much better than our own timeline. Remember Psalm 27:14 says “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”.



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