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Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord Will Provide

posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:02 AM by Nathanael Wheeler   [ updated Apr 11, 2018, 4:11 PM ]
It's hard to imagine, but I've been without work now for over four months. When I was let go, we didn't have enough money in the bank for even a full month of bills. Unemployment pays less than a quarter of my previous salary, and when I was employed, we spent nearly all of our money on bills. This at least partially proves that what they say is true, people rarely live below their means. But more than that, this has well-proven that God is in control of our lives.

Despite having had so little in the bank at the time of my being released from employment, and despite having so little income from unemployment, we have managed to pay all of our important bills every month, such as lights, water, car payments, and house payments. Those bills alone total almost double my unemployment, yet somehow money becomes available just right at the last second, and we are able to meet our financial obligations.

Just a month after being let go, a man merged into my lane and made a tiny dent in my front fender. The insurance company gave us over a thousand dollar check for the incident. The next month, we got a thousand dollar refund check from the hospital - apparently when we had our baby, we overpaid one department of the hospital, and, despite still owing other departments money, they refunded the over-payment. Each time we have a bill come due, the money just comes in to pay the bill.

See, Abraham went up to the mountain to offer his son as a sacrifice to God in Genesis 22, but when questioned by Isaac, he simply responded, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering" (Genesis 22:8). Abraham had faith in God's provision, and we also need to have faith that God will provide for all of our needs. In Abraham's case, whether he had ended up killing Isaac as a sacrifice or not, God had provided the sacrifice - He gave Isaac to Abraham in the first place. Sometimes we already have what we need, and sometimes God will provide it in His perfect time.