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Do You Trust that the Lord Will Provide?

Do you trust that the Lord will provide for your needs? He promises to but do you really believe it?

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.

Financial storms.

Health issues.

Chronic illness.

Death.

Depression.

Challenging child training.

Marriage problems.

Family disputes.

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?

Do you trust that the Lord will provide for your needs? It is one of His names, part of His image but do you really believe it?

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.

Ouch. Right?

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.

Go to God first not last. Pray. Choose gratitude while focusing on your blessings. Stay close to the Lord.

Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide.

Trust Him.

 

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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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35 Comments

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    Melanie Redd
    November 16, 2015 at 10:13 am

    What an encouraging word, Ana!

    The Lord will and does provide – every time! Thank you for such a great reminder on this Monday morning!

    You and I must be on the same link up schedule because I’m bumping into you today! Sure do like when that happens!

    Blessings,
    Melanie

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      So funny! I love seeing how the Lord provides in miraculous ways!

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    Beth
    November 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I’m like you, Ana. I can’t imagine having the kind of faith that Abraham had to follow God’s instructions to kill my son. I’d be pushing back and checking with God to see if He “really” wanted me to do that! And probably arguing with Him that it wasn’t a good idea! ha! Yes, we need to stretch towards that level of faith in our own lives instead of trying to find ways to “fix” or “adjust” things in our own power. Your words have convicted me, my friend!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      This got me thinking that He may not being asking us to physically sacrifice them but He may be asking us to surrender them to the mission field one day. I hope if that test ever comes that I can trust Him! It still feels like I won’t succeed in that either, ha! We have so much growing to do!

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    Stephanie Gordon
    November 16, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    What a wonderful read for today. I needed to be reminded to trust in that God will provide and to put him first in our thoughts. I will share with my friends.. And thank you for the giveaway gifts, what a wonderful start to my week
    Have a blessed day <3

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      I am so excited for you! I do hope you enjoy the package! Getting mail is so fun! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Kathy
    November 16, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Boy did I need to read that today, needed encouragement..it’s been a long season of transition without much insight or direction, lots of prayer, and today care taking my son with a 10 day flu, I lost faith. So thank you for your encouragement! Of course, I forget all the grace God has given me in all ways in my life, how blessed I am right now! Visiting from Playdates with God link up today!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 16, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Kathy, I am so thrilled that this encouraged to you today. That is my prayer! I am so sorry you’re going through a long season of hardship, I will pray for you! So sorry your son is so sick, I’ll be praying for him as well! 10 day flu sounds just awful, poor guy.

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    Zohary Ross
    November 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Stopping over from #TellHisStory and so glad we were neighbors. Jehovah-jireh is one of my favorite names of God. Trusting Him as provider has been a consistent theme in my life and I love that there is a special name to remind me of His promises. Great post!

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    Brenda
    November 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Oh, Ana…it seems as if I’m doing the Names of God study as well. 🙂 I had never heard of Love God Greatly, until I recently ordered the Names of God book from amazon. When it came in, I realized it was an online study, so I went to the site to see what it was all about. I’ve really enjoyed studying names of God over the years. Look forward to studying alongside you all. 🙂 Lovely post, thanks for sharing. ((blessings))

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      That’s fantastic! Crazy that you just happened to pick up the workbook. I have yet to purchase one since I love my notebooks that fit into my Bible case. So glad you’ll be doing this study!

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    Karen Del Tatto
    November 17, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I never thought of it that way when you said, 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., but indeed you are right.

    I have several issues in my life right now that fall into the context you described above, and I thank you for the reminder that God WILL provide.

    Thank you so much for the encouragement!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      I’m sorry that you are having hard times right now. Those seasons are never enjoyable as we are experiencing them. But God does always have a plan and is purifying us in the fire. I am so glad that this post was an encouragement to you! He is able and He will provide!! I always look forward to the time when I can look back at the trail and see the hand of God and how He worked everything out so much better than I could’ve imagined. I hope that time comes soon for you. Saying a pray for you!

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    Anne Collins
    November 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    This is such an encouraging reminder that God will Provide in any and every situation that requires faith: job loss, health issues, and just life in the ordinary and every day. He is Faithful!!!

    Thank you for allowing Him to share His love through you!

    God Bless You

    Anne Collins

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, they sure are a blessing to me!

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    Janice
    November 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This is so amazing I truly believe that God uses human tongues to communicate his message to us in spontaneous and surprising ways, today was a trying day for me, I cried out to God asking why am I being tested this way, I went on fb Clicked a link and it led me to this beautiful message, thanks you so much God is good.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I’m so glad you found us when you needed encouragement! That is encouraging to me! I do hope that your trail will be over soon; don’t forget that the Lord loves you and will take care of you! Saying a prayer for you!

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    Jade
    November 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Hi I have just visited your page via women with intention Link up party. Your post caught my attention because I have had a rubbish day and have had to put my trust in Heavenly father lots today!!
    I was pleased to see that you are going through some names of Christ… as I have been posting an Advent Tree project on henibean.blogspot.co.uk based on the names of Christ throughout November …(Last post in the series due this weekend). I Love learning about the attributes and characteristics of Christ from his many and varied names and how we can become more like him……it was nice to come across your post an be reminded of His loving, merciful, giving, providing nature once more.

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a rough day. I am so encouraged that this post was able to help you in some way. I am really enjoying this study; there is so much to learn about the character of God from His names – just as you mentioned.

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    Sarah Donegan
    November 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I definitely struggle with trust and fear. It takes me literally focusing on the fact that God will come through sometimes. I keep seeing it happen and am in awe of a God who sees

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

      It is so amazing to see how God works every situation out! It is hard to wait though when you’re in the hard times!

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    Betty
    November 19, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    That is so right. God to God first. I heard about you at Whole-Hearted link up.

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    Johanna
    November 20, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Praise the Lord that he is my Jehovah-jireh! God is so amazing! This is my first tie visiting your blog 🙂 Your post is filled with such truth! Thank you so much for sharing at Grace & Truth!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      I’m so glad you found us! I’m with ya, God is so amazing in how he provides for us!

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    Horace Williams Jr
    November 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    What a wonderful reminder Anna! Something that I am needing right now. I believe in my heart that God will provide and I need to keep my eyes on Him. Regardless of the pain, trials and tests I know He will provide healing and the strength to persevere. Thank you so much for sharing what God put on your heart. I am truly encouraged. Have a wonderful weekend and blessings to you and yours!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      It is so encouraging to me to know that this helped you and others. That is my prayer. I will say a pray for you and your struggles, I do hope the valley ends soon. Thanks for coming over today!

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    Tai East
    November 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Wonderful words of encouragement, Ana! Thank you so much for sharing! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      It is a blessing to me to know that many others, besides myself, needed this post this week. God is so good!

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    Carrie
    November 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I remember the first time I read this story about Abraham and how shocked I felt. Even reading it several times over, the shock value hasn’t lessened. I can only hope one day as I mature, I can put all my trust in Him and pass the test. I’m a long way off from passing one as intense as this!

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    Susan B Mead
    November 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Ana, powerful. I keep hearing TRUST ME-and I clicked here to be further reminded! Thank you. Please share at DanceWithJesus Linkup if you haven’t already so others are blessed too. SusanBMead.com/blog

    Hugs! Susan

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

      So glad you stopped by to be encouraged! I love hearing that. I did share at your link up-thank you for hosting every week! 🙂

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