Jireh: The Lord Who Provides

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26“If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28“But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! 29“And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30“For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek, but your Father knows that you need these things. 31“But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

In this time of self-empowerment, making things happen for ourselves, and “self-made” success stories, we can easily give in to worry when we begin to compare ourselves to others. However, that is not the way of the kingdom of God. We are to look to our Father for every need in our lives. Whether it be natural or spiritual, we can look to Him who has it all. We have all heard of the song “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”. The song says, “He’s got the whole world in His hands. He’s got the whole world in His hands.” Let us think about that for a minute. When I hear those words, I immediately get a picture in my head of a hand with the globe inside of it. The globe is the Earth, its contents, and every living creature that inhabits it. Who are we? His creation. So, that means if He truly has the entire world in His hands, we can be found in His hands too.

In Luke 12: 26-28, a question is asked, “If you cannot do even a little thing, why do you worry about other matters?” In addition, the scriptures begin to describe how God takes care of the lilies and the grass; they have not a care in the world. And if He can take care of the rest of His creation in such a manner, why would He not take care of us. I think we often forget the nature of our Father. When we do, we place an unintended burden and false expectation on ourselves. Luke also points out that when we worry about our needs, it reveals the source and strength of our faith. We would not worry if we wholeheartedly believed that our Father is and has all that we need. 

Are you worried about your needs not being met? Trust in Him. He is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. He shall supply ALL of our needs according to His riches in glory. Psalms 50:10 says He owns every beast in the forest and the cattle on a thousand hills. Do you not belong to Him too? Why would He not freely give to you what is His if you are an heir to His throne? Cast your care on Him because He cares for you. Let Him be the Good Father. The Good Father knows what His children need and provides those needs. 

Let Him be Jireh in your life.

Below I have shared a song called, “Jireh”, by Maverick City that always reminds me of who He is. Be blessed.

Published by niacaraw

I am an educator, a wife of 23 years, and mother of three beautiful children. I have taught the word of God to all ages and love to share it in creative ways. I've always had a passion for written expression. Over the years, I have documented my personal thoughts and prayers. Poems, devotionals, worship songs, and more have come from my life experiences. Now, I am ready to share them with the hope that lives and hearts will be changed as well as greatly blessed. I am flawed but striving for perfection in Christ. Although I have fallen short of the glory of God, I am forgiven. I am loved with an everlasting love. I am FREE!

5 thoughts on “Jireh: The Lord Who Provides

  1. Nia this is so good! I so needed to hear this right now, God will always provide when our priorities are focused on Him first. Love your writing! And the song too.

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    1. Hello Rachel. Thanks so much. I think I needed to write it to encourage myself as well. Yes, He is faithful to provide everything we need. The song always blesses me every time I hear it. Stay encouraged.

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