God is our provider
From What is God Like? A 21-Day Devotional
Have you ever sat at the dining table and wondered which bill could be late so your lights would not be turned off? What about sitting in your car at the gas pump checking your account to see exactly how much gas you could put in your car? Life happens and sometimes, it happens fast. But there is one thing we have to keep in mind — God always provides.
The thing is, God is not always going to provide in the way we think. We may want someone to give us money, but instead there’s an error with our previous payment, and we now have a credit on a bill. We could be trying to figure out how far we can go on what gas we have left in our tank when we realize we don’t have as many errands to run this week. God is able, and He provides for us.
Abraham knew what it was like to trust God to provide. Abraham obediently brought his son Isaac up the mountain to sacrifice him, trusting that God would provide a substitute.
In Genesis 22:9-19, Abraham was getting ready to sacrifice his only son when an angel called out for him to stop. There was a ram in the bush and Abraham used the animal instead of his son to be sacrificed. Just when Abraham thought he had no other option, God provided.
Jehovah-Jireh means “The Lord Will Provide" (Genesis 22:14). God saw to it that Abraham would not have to sacrifice his son.
Every single day, each one of us has to make choices. The choice to make a payment, trusting God to provide financially. The choice to be nice, trusting that God’s Word is true. The choice to make good decisions about life, trusting that God sees our good deeds. When we trust God financially, emotionally, and spiritually, He always provides because that’s who He is. God is the one who provides.
- Is there anything you have ever needed in the past, received it, and wondered how did it happen?
- When were you able to help provide something to someone? How did it feel?
- What is one thing you need God to provide for? Ask Him for it.