Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Lord will Provide. Luke 12


"14 Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide..."
Genesis 14.22a

The name of our God is JEHOVAH-JIREH, the Lord will provide.

Luke 12.22-23, 25-26   "Then Jesus said to His disciples: 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes...  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?'"

I am commanded not to worry.  Worrying can't fill my needs or desires; God promises to meet our real needs, but not necessarily all of our desires.

Too many times I find myself worrying about money... for food, gas, bills, school items, college fees, etc.  God knows all my needs and desires, and He will supply my needs.  And, if my desires are within His will for me, those too!  I need to place my worries and concerns at the foot of the cross and believe, in faith, that God will provide.

Dear God... forgive me for worrying and not believing that You will provide my needs.  I know worrying won't fix anything, supply any needs, or help me live a happier, longer life.  Help me to leave my worries at the foot of the cross and live a worry-free life.  Amen




  1. I think this is a good verse for the holidays. I know I am more likely to find myself worrying about how much money we've spent on gifts, how many cookies I've eaten, or whether my mother-in-law will like her present. This is a good reminder that Christmas is about more than food and stuff and that my worrying will change very little.

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  3. I have always found comfort in Luke. This is such a wonderful verse to remember and keep close during this time of year when we are pressed by outsiders and insiders even to do more, get more and such. Thank you for sharing this.

    Stopping by and following from the Sunday Drive blog hop.

  4. I smiled when I read "a self-proclaimed bibliophile" in your side-bar. This post reminded me of what Paul said in Philipians "Be anxious for nothing." Sometimes it seems like a tall command, but when able to put it into practice, it results in "the peace of God which passes all understanding"!

  5. I've trusted in this promise for many years. He has more than fulfilled the promise in my life. I have everything I need and most of what I want. God is sooooo good. Thank you for sharing.
    Christmas blessings,


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