Ladies, I am so thrilled that the next Love God Greatly Bible study has begun! The Names of God study is focusing on the names of God that relate to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am so excited to study out this topic because honestly, I never have! They aren’t preached about a whole lot, in my experience. So I am ready to dig right in. I hope you’re joining us!
This first week we study out the name Jehovah-jireh. One that we have often heard. The first time that we see this name of God is in the story of Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac.
And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 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 in the stead 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. Genesis 22: 9-14
This story is so fascinating now that I am a mother. I couldn’t imagine God asking me to do and how I would respond. Yet, Abraham had such faith and trust in God that he didn’t question God’s will when he was given this command. This is such a test of faith! One that I am not so sure I could pass. But Abraham passed with flying colors.
God may not be asking us to sacrifice our children on an alter in this day and age. But He still puts our faith and trust in Him to the test.
Challenging child training.
God uses these various storms in our lives to prove our faith. The refiner’s fire is where we are perfected. The trials of life are meant to bring us closer to the Father.
Do you trust Him to provide for you? Do you trust Him to get you through? Do you trust that He will use this event in your life for good?
Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide.
He promises to provide for us. He knows our every need and promises to take care of us.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God is so good that He doesn’t just stop there. He goes beyond what we could even think possible. He takes care of the sparrows, surely He will take much better care of us as His children.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20
Can you even imagine how Abraham must’ve felt when he saw that God had provided a ram for the sacrifice? He knew in his heart that God had a plan for this test and he didn’t question Him at all.
How often do we question God’s provision in our lives? How often do we question why he has brought something into our lives? How often do we focus on the negative in our lives instead of the blessings? How often do we lose our joy in our trials because we don’t see how God is possibly going to use this event for good?
Too often, I’m afraid.
Friends, the Lord will provide. This is a promise we can claim.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22
Whatever problem you’re facing today claim this promise.
Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide.
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Your turn! Do you believe that the Lord will provide? Do you struggle with trusting Him in the midst of trails?
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