Game Changer Week 2 Devotional Day 4
DAY 4 – Thursday
Mark 6:38-42; Genesis 22:8, 13-14; Isaiah 61:3; Psalm 31:9-11; John 11:12-14; Matthew 6:25-31
When have you experienced Jesus’ abundant, miraculous provision in moments of exhaustion, desperation and need?
I have been thinking more about miracles recently after watching the movie “Breakthrough” – the true story of a teenage boy who fell through the ice, and had no heart rate for 45 minutes, and lived. There is a scene in the movie where his mother is completely desperate. She has not slept for many hours, her blood sugar is sky high (she is diabetic), and according to the doctor, her son will likely not make it through the night. The next day, the doctor is astounded at the boy’s recovery and tells the mother that there is no other explanation other than that a miracle has taken place. The outcome has defied his understanding.
One of God’s names is Jehovah Jireh: The Lord Will Provide. I don’t know about you, but each time I read about Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22, my jaw drops to the ground. Think of it! Abraham’s faith is so strong that He believes God is going to actually provide for him to the point of placing his son on the altar. Jesus feeding the thousands of people is also just as amazing to me. The text clearly says there are only five loaves of bread and two fish. And yet, all of the people ate and were satisfied (Mark 6:41).
What of the truths about who Jesus is, that you came up with yesterday, can you remind yourself of in these moments of exhaustion, desperation and need? Do you believe he is your Provider?
Jehovah Jirah, thank you for providing for me, whether it is in a moment of need, or when I am in distress. Help me believe in your power when I am in those moments in the future. Thank you for showing us miracles in your Word so that we may believe. Amen.