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The first time the phrase “the Lord will provide” is first mentioned in the story of Abraham and Isaac. But will the Lord provide for me in the same way? We somehow think that people of the Bible are unique, and the Lord would not do the same for us. This is the message our enemy satan speaks into our ears. But it is just another lie to mislead us and turn us away from God.

As we grow in our relationship with the Lord, we find that the Lord can be trusted. God provides for us in ways that seem impossible to humanity. I read a story about a family running out of food, and they prayed somehow the Lord would provide. A knock came on the door, and a man they did not know showed up with a bag of groceries. The person indicated he felt the Lord leading him to their house. Through this act of kindness, both parties’ faith grew.  

The Lord Provides Uniquely for Abraham and Isaac

As they traveled to the land of Moriah to worship, Isaac asked his father where the sacrifice was, and Abraham gave him a profound response. Genesis 22:“God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together. [1] Abraham did not know how God would provide but trusted somehow that He would.

As Abraham was about to thrust the knife into his son to sacrifice him, the Lord called to him. Genesis 22:12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now, I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” 13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. 14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” [2]

The Lord Will Provide for You

Of all that the Lord could provide for us, our greatest need is forgiveness of our sins. There is no question that food, shelter, and companionship are necessary, but only forgiveness is essential to enter heaven. As sinners, we need a Savior, and in the fullness of time, the Father sent His Son to die for our sins on the cross. Jesus would be the final sacrifice and is called the lamb of God who takes away the world’s sin in John 1:29.

In addition, the Lord provides daily for us in many other ways. Take time to list all the things that God has provided for you. The Lord is very generous because He is responsible for all our provisions. Philippians 4:19And 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. [3]

To hear how the Lord will provide, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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