Weekly Devotional: Jehovah-Jireh: God's Provision

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Provision can pose challenges in our daily lives. We often associate God's provision with abundance and an overflow of blessings. We believe that nothing is beyond God's capability, yet we often overlook the small moments when God provides for us. When significant changes don't occur, we may mistakenly think that God isn't acting. We frequently wait for God's provision without fully understanding his nature. Consequently, we may fail to recognize that God's constant presence itself is our enduring provision.

In This Article: 

Where Can I Find God’s Provision in Scripture? 

God’s provision can come in many forms, he is not limited by the things of this world or our earthly needs. Here is a list of verses that share this truth: 

  • Philippians 4:1 
  • Genesis 22:1-19 
  • Deuteronomy 11:14 
  • Psalm 111:5 
  • Psalm 132:15 
  • Psalm 65:9 
  • Nehemiah 6:9 
  • 1 Kings 17:13-16 
  • Matthew 6:6

A Remaining Truth 

Always. God is there. He is always there. And when Jesus ascended back to heaven, he left us with the Helper of Heaven. The Holy Spirit. Thus, the greatest provision for the soul (which takes spiritual vision to behold) is having an ever-present awareness of God's there-ness. However, as a believer, there will be times when you feel as if you are alone, and that God's presence didn't make your heart his home. But these times are usually used as isolation experiences that God desires for us to draw closer to him.

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19KJVre

My God Shall Supply

According to Strong’s Concordance, the Greek word for “supply” is, “prosanaplēroō” which means, “To make full, to fill up, to fill to the full, to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally.”1 God will cause you to abound in both spiritual and natural things. He will fill up your cup and you shall lack in nothing (Psalm 23:1). He is the supply. He is your source. Choose to trust in a God that can send rain in a drought. He can make a way in the wilderness.

His supply is endless. His reach is effortless. There is nothing he cannot handle. His capacity and capability are beyond our human comprehension. God does not lack in power; he does not lack in authority. He can and will complete you if you allow him to sit on the throne of your heart.

Your network is no comparison to God’s reach. Your social influence or monetary standing cannot compare to God’s authority. God shall supply all your need. Choose to trust him. Deliberately focus on his word and pray over what you have struggles with. When you let him provide, you will be filled with his power, wisdom and authority. Surrender to him and he will guide your steps.

Before You Ask

Do not be like them, for your father knows what you need before you ask him. 
Matthew 6:8NIV 

Our Heavenly Father knows what you have need of before you ask. Our God is omniscient — he is all-knowing. He knows your need. He knows your struggles. He knows what you lack. He knows your beginning and your end. Trust that he knows. Choose to listen to his voice and he will direct your path. God cares for you — choose to trust him in the middle of the storm. Trust his process.

Matthew 6:26 ESV states, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” You are more valuable to God than the birds of the air. In fact, according to Psalm 8:4-5 ESV, “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.” You were made in God’s image and after his likeness. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wait On Him

You were made with intentionality, meaning God has already set in motion his plans for you. But it also means you need him to accomplish his purpose for your life. The best part is when we allow him to take over and surrender in prayer, not only is a weight lifted, but the problem or situation is no longer something you must deal with. In other words, it’s God’s problem and place now. You may still be called to work and persevere, but in the end, God will make it happen.

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1 G4322 - prosanaplēroō - Strong’s Greek Lexicon (kjv). (n.d.). Blue Letter Bible. Retrieved April 12, 2024.

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