Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
One of the most touching attributes of God is His tenacious desire to provide for the body, soul and, spirit of His beloved children. He is our Jehovah Jirah – the Lord who provides.
Unfortunately, we can misinterpret what it truly means for God to provide for us.
When we fail to grasp the true dimensions of God’s all-encompassing provision, we lose the full benefit of what He desperately wants to bestow in our lives.
Our concept of provision tends to focus on what we perceive as ‘good’ – what will benefit us in tangible or quantifiable ways.
The provisions of ample money, a safe home, or good health are all blessings from our Father. We miss out on the full spectrum of provision He desires for us if we only see God providing for our material needs.
As both physical and spiritual beings, it would make sense that provision would also be physical and spiritual.
Provision on a spiritual level is often overlooked because it can be misunderstood or even disregarded in the fallen world we inhabit.
Ironically, provision from God can also come in the form of desires that are not fulfilled. For example, a new job that seems perfect could be really a dangerous path to take. Rejection from a loved one could be God’s provision of protection from that person.
As we truly submit our entire life to God, we invite His presence to move uninhibited in all areas of our being. Therefore, His provision on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels will flow freely in the course of our earthly journey.
God readily displays the provision He makes available to us through His Word. The entire Bible is full of illustrations of His provision in circumstances concerning body, soul, and spirit.
From the manna the young Israelite nation received in the wilderness, to the sacrifice of His Son on the cross, God exposes His heart’s desire to care for us.
My hope is that you will be challenged to redefine what provision from God is, and begin to view it from a spiritual lens which reveals His heart for you. Allow His sweet Spirit to deepen your understanding of the tender ways God intimately and perfectly provides for all your needs.