Hi friends, welcome to God Today. My name is Amy Robbins with Pure Life Counseling. I want to talk about Jehovah Jireh. Genesis 22 says “On the mountain of the Lord, it will be provided.” That is the foundation of where the name Jehovah Jireh came from. And that story is about Abraham – how he went in obedience and took his son to the mountain of the Lord, willing to lay down his greatest sacrifice. And the Lord provided the ram instead. We know the story. It’s the place where obedience meets sacrifice. Won’t God do it? He did it. He does it. Every time. We have experienced this. My family has experienced this.
Have you ever been in a place where miracle provision is what is needed most? My family has found ourselves in this very place several times through the years. My husband and I have been married for 21 years in September. In 2010, we found ourselves being repositioned by God in our line of work. We no longer had guaranteed provision. We were facing an overwhelming and unexpected financial setback. Although we were very shaken, we knew that what seemed to be a setback was a divine setup for a miracle.
The challenging time came on the back end of several years where we’d been hosting many families in our home as they were in a time of crisis. So we stood in confidence that our miracle would come at the point where our obedience was meeting the sacrifice. God spoke deep into our hearts that He was our provider. He specifically said, “Amy, it isn’t Job Jireh. It is not Spouse Jireh. It is not Ministry Jireh or Opportunity Jireh. It is Jehovah Jireh. I am the Lord Who provides.” We became at that point Kingdom-employed. We considered ourselves no longer looking at the place of employment as provision, but knowing that God is our provider and still walking faithfully and stewarding our life.
God brought our miracle provision in many unexpected ways that to this day we still don’t fully understand. Our miracle provision started as a little ripple and then it began to flow and reposition us into a whole new season of life. Too often we see our job as our provider. It is easy to think that it’s our efforts, our talent that’s meeting our needs and getting us the raise, promotion, or bonus.
But what happens when we lose our job, get demoted, or laid off altogether? Are we any less talented or favored of the Lord? No, darling, we are not. God loves to bless what is in our hands. Often His favor promotes us, blesses us, and brings incredible provision because He loves to provide for us. Other times, provision looks very different than we thought that it would, but that’s just it. He is still God. The one who is providing for us.
It is He who gave us the talent in the first place. He will realign us in different seasons for a greater purpose. Provision is one of the greatest ways that God speaks our language best. It is the greatest earth currency language. He works through provision as a legitimate earthly necessity for us to live and to thrive. Even when the decisions of others greatly impact us and we find ourselves uncertain of our future, it is Jehovah Jireh. He is our provider.
You may be working in an executive job. You can be an entrepreneur or even a barista. Consider yourself Kingdom-employed by Jehovah Jireh in season and out. So no matter what you are doing for provision, know that it is God Who is your provider. Whether you’ve been recently promoted or just laid off, He who began a good work is faithful to complete it. Philippians 4:19 says, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” I bless you to know that in times of plenty and in times of lack, the truth remains. It is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord Who provides.
God, we thank You that we can look to you in every season – when we’re facing challenges and uncertainties and when we’re thriving. God, we thank You that it is You Who is our provider. We look to You, God, not our job, not our circumstances, no other person – God, we look to You to be our provider. I pray that You would bless every hearer that is listening, God. Help me know that it is You Who is our provider in Jesus’ name. Amen.