One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh, which means “the Lord our Provider” or “the Lord will provide.” It’s wonderful to know that God is our source for everything we need, and He cares about everything we care about.
There’s no need so small that He doesn’t know about it, and nothing too big that He can’t provide for us.
The Bible says He’s our shelter, refuge and hiding place (Psalm 91); the one who comforts us (2 Corinthians 1:3); our healer (Psalm 103:3); the source of all wisdom (James 1:5); and everything else we need!
The Lord Is Your Provider
God wants to bless you so you can fulfill His plan and purpose…and truly enjoy your life. But let’s look closely at Matthew 6:33 (AMPC). It says, But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
When we seek things instead of God, our focus is not in the right place. Our relationship with God needs to be our number one priority all the time.
I’ve found that when I spend more time seeking God’s face and not His hand—what He can give me and do for me—then my desires and thoughts line up more with His will.
And when I spend more time praying for God to show me how to walk in love and treat people right, I’m more likely to want what God has for me—what’s best for me—because my mind and heart are set on the right things.
The Bible is filled with wonderful promises, but it also teaches us to die to self…to love [our] enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return… and to be merciful, just as [our] Father is merciful. (Luke 6:35-36 NKJV).
Verses 37-38 tell us not to judge others, to forgive, and to be generous with our giving, …For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
According to His Marvelous Word
Giving and serving others are the ways we release the blessings of God in our lives. And if you haven’t learned to be a radical, generous giver, you are missing out on one of the best things in your life!
I know from experience that you’ll never be happier than when you’re helping someone else…when you’re doing something to help make someone else’s life better.
The best attitude we can have with giving is, Lord, I’m doing this for You because I love You. You gave to me, now I want to give my life to You! When this is the motive of your heart, then you can stand on Philippians 4:19, knowing He will meet your every need.
Trust God to meet every need in your life today. He wants to be your Healer, Comforter, Wisdom, Peace, Joy—anything and everything you need. Abide in His grace, forgiveness, mercy, and strength…and be confident that He is the Lord your Provider!
by Joyce Meyer
Originally posted at JoyceMeyer.org.