We worry about our lives. But God promises that if we trust in Him, He will take care of us. God is Jehovah Jireh—The God who provides.


God had given Abraham an odd request—to sacrifice the promised son he had waited years to have. Abraham obeyed and prepared an altar on which to kill his son. As Abraham lifted the knife to kill Isaac, “the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham! . . . Do not lay a hand on the boy. . . . Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.’ Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, ‘On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided’” (Genesis 22:11-14). God is Jehovah Jireh—The God Who Provides.



The scene with Abraham and Isaac is such an uncomfortable scene. But in its discomfort, it illustrates an amazing point. Because while God stopped Abraham from killing his son, years later He didn’t stay His own hand when it came to His own Son, Jesus. Why? Because in Jesus’ death, God was providing for us. He was providing us with salvation. He was providing the only cure for our lethal disease, sin.



And while salvation is huge, that’s not all that God has provided. “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). So what do you need? Food, shelter, safety, friendship, love, rest, courage, patience, purpose, help? God will take care of it all. What are you scared that God will not provide for you? What do you worry about? Remember this: God has never dropped you. He has always taken care of you. Spend a few minutes remembering how God has faithfully taken care of your every need.



Read Matthew 6:25-34; Romans 8:31-34.

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