The Lord Will Provide
Whenever I find myself in an “in between” place in life, I can find myself questioning God’s plans for my life and/or my family members’ lives. When I’m in the “in between” places in life, the only thing that comforts me, redirects me and reassures me are the unchanging promises of my Heavenly Father. I find myself diving into God’s Word reading over and over again who the Bible says God is and who I am as His beloved daughter. In His Word is where I find promises of provision and unending love-so much so that God was willing to sacrifice His one and only son, Jesus, so that when you and I accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have eternal life with our Father God in Heaven. I will be forever thankful for this unmeasurable act of love!
I am in an “in between” place right now in life. I won’t get into details other than to say that God sees me and He sees you in all seasons of our lives. During this “In between” season I have struggled with worry regarding God’s provision for our family. And in this season God has constantly reminded me that HE WILL PROVIDE! I have read, many times, the account of Abraham and Isaac in the book of Genesis, chapter 22. I am in awe of how faithful Abraham was, willing to sacrifice his only son Isaac because the Lord asked him to do so. Spoiler alert…As Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac, he was stopped by the angel of the Lord who instructed him not to harm the boy. And from Genesis 22:13-14(KJV) “And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 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.” (Jehovah-Jireh: that is, the Lord will see, or provide). Because of Abraham’s obedience to, fear of and faith in God, Isaac was spared.
So as I have been praying over this passage in the Bible, I have been reminded that in all seasons of life, including the “in between” places, my job is to live out the Gospel in my daily life and be faithful and obedient to God. I am a worrier, so it can be difficult. But time and time again, when I focus on my daily walk with God and being faithful and obedient to HIM, I am reminded of His daily provision which brings peace to my soul. 25 “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? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:25-34 ESV)
Please take a minute to listen to this song “Jireh.” I pray that you find confidence and peace in the Father’s love for you and in His good, acceptable and perfect plan for your life.