Discovering Hope

#5

God is our Provider.

One of God’s names is Jehovah Jireh. God is Provider. It is possible, in this day of hunger and economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic that is raging, you find this hard to believe. But time and again, throughout my life I have found this to be true. God is my Provider.

There were times when we were about to run out of essentials and God provided. Somehow the essential we could not afford to replace lasted and lasted until, in the end, we were able to purchase more – and then it ran out.

There were times when we did not know how we were going to pay the bills at the end of the month, and they would arrive with an adjustment, granting an unexpected credit, or funds would come from a source we had not anticipated.

There were times when we had debt that we just did not know how we could meet, and somehow, somewhere, the funds were provided.

We follow Christ. We trusted Him, we obeyed His command to give to His work as far as we were able, and occasionally beyond. And God was faithful, time and again, so we lacked nothing.

As I look around today at the situation that is worsening – people out of work, children hungry because of the pandemic – I wonder how God provides, and why he apparently provides for some and not others.  But this I know. When someone obeys God as their Lord and follows Him, He does provide, often through those whom He has blessed sufficiently to have enough.

Are you one of the hungry ones? Or are you blessed today in having enough? Will you ask God for His help today, in feeding you or in showing you how to bless others and be one of His channels of provision in your world?

God does provide and He often uses His people to be practical and offer the provision to those in need. Jehovah Jireh – our Provider.

Some Scriptures to ponder:

Isaiah 49:10 They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

1 Kings 17:5-6 So (Elijah) did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

1 Kings 17:14-16 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land’. She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.

 

 

About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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