“And he cried unto the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.” Exodus 15:25.
One of God’s unique names is Jehovah Jireh, which means God will provide. Do you believe in God’s provision for every area of your life, or do you still think maybe? When Philippians 4:19 says, “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Paul was not trying to say ‘the Lord might provide, or the Lord could provide’ but rather that God would provide for us. Therefore, I want you to strengthen the faith in your heart with Ephesians 3:20 saying, “God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Brethren, Jehovah Jireh, does things superabundantly more than all we ask or think in our prayers, hopes, dreams, or desires. It’s a matter of faith, trust, and obedience to Him. I remember the story of the children of Israelites. After traveling three days in the desert without water, the Israelites came to Marah, which means “bitter.” As thirsty as they had to be after three days in the desert, the water was too bitter to drink. So Moses cried out to the Lord to provide water for His people. The Lord directed Moses to a tree that was then cast into the waters and turn it into sweet drinking water.
2 Corinthians 9:8 says, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
But the water was not the only bitter thing in that desert. The people’s hearts were bitter. They were murmuring against Moses and God. It took God to sweeten their hearts as He sweetened the water. Both were miracles of God’s provision. God demonstrated that He is indeed our Provider. He is the source of all things, and he gives liberally to everyone. In as much as God knows what is good for us per time, He would surely give to His children; you need to ask and trust Him because He provides.
With Jehovah Jireh on your side, a better life is sure and guaranteed of you. The Lord is your Shepherd; you will not lack any good thing; neither will you be deprived of the blessing of an open heaven. Therefore, call on Jesus with a pure and clean heart. Hold on to Jesus, the Shepherd of your soul. This week, God will introduce himself to you as Jehovah Jireh, the creator of heaven and earth, and turn every bitterness of your life into good news. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Psalm 34:10 says, “The young lions suffer want and hunger, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”
1. Oh! I thank you for you have been the Shepherd of my life.
2. O God, I am so grateful for your steadfast love that has kept me from sin.
3. Lord, my Provider, work in my life as necessary to produce sweetness in my heart and soul.