Jehovah Jireh

“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.” – Genesis 22:14 (ASV). 

Abraham was asked by God to offer his only son of old age as a sacrifice and he listened. When he was about to slay his son, God called out to him and told him not to lay a hand on Isaac. God then provided an animal which Abraham used for the sacrifice.

Abraham, despite the fact that God had blessed him with Isaac when he was now very old, listened to God’s instruction to offer his son as a sacrifice. This is how God tests us in our lives. There are things which are so dear to us which He asks you to give to someone or let go of so that he sees if we love Him.

God is forever faithful. He will provide for your needs. All you need to do is take orders as they are. God needs you to be obedient to His word and not give excuses. The reason why we miss our blessings is because we always have excuses in doing what God has asked us to do.

Abraham called the place where he had gone to do the sacrifice Jehovah Jireh meaning “the Lord will provide.”  This means that in anything you can dream of having, God will provide for you. When everything else does not make sense and the economy makes it very hard to survive, God will provide.

You do not have to question why things are so hard, why life seems so impossible. The children of Israel always cried when they faced challenges, but God provided for them. You may have stress about how you will handle a situation which appears to be impossible, but God is alive and He is Jehovah Jireh. The Lord will provide.


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