christine's bible study

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Isa 40:8

God will provide for me

God will provide for me

Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it for a burnt offering instead of his son, and Abraham called the name of the place "Yehovah-Yireh", The-Lord-Will-Provide, as it is said to this day, "in the mount of the Lord it shall be provided." These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season. What You give them they gather in, You open Your hand, they are filled with good. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, you of little faith? But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." God is able to make all grace abound toward you, so that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

The truth is, God will provide for my needs. He looks ahead and sees what is needed, and prepares my provision in advance. This is because of the greatness of His love, grace, and mercy, and not because I merited His provision by works. This is the truth that the Bible teaches – He has not left me hanging. Thoughts and feelings of doubt or worry are lies which the enemy lies to us. We do not have to accept those lies. We can reject the lies and believe the truth instead.

This is how I trained my heart and mind to receive and believe the truth: “I am feeling worried, but it is only a feeling brought about by my past experiences. It is not a true reflection of my relationship with God or what He is doing in my life. Those things are determined by the word of God. I know God will provide for me because this is what it says: ___ repeat Scripture ___.”

The word of God is powerful, living and active, the weapon of our warfare which is effective against all the lies of the enemy and mighty to tear down strongholds (2 Cor 10:4).

(Our daughter is visiting us this week and next from out of state. We don’t get to see her very often, so I will resume the chapter study through the New Testament when she goes home. In the mean time, please enjoy and share these Scripture pictures as you tear down strongholds of the enemy’s lies in your heart and mind, and replace them with strongholds of truth.)

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