Jehovah Jireh :: My God Provides

jehovah jireh

2 weeks ago, I packed the 3 kids up and we headed to Salvation Army to look for tops for Anna Grace. I was specifically searching for hooded sweaters. However, since it’s kind of a hit-or-miss store, I didn’t find any I loved. We walked out with some super cute stuff {like the sweater she’s wearing here for…wait for it…$1.99!} – just not exactly what I was hoping to find.

On Wednesday, I was talking with Anna Grace about some of the names of God. I explained the name Jehovah Jireh to her:

“It means ‘God provides.’ God provides things for us – like our home, food, and clothes.
But He also gives other things like love, adoption, and forgiveness.”

Thursday morning, I was going through a bag of clothes a friend had outgrown and passed on to us. Can you guess what was inside?
Along with some other cold weather essentials like hats and gloves…3 lovely sweaters that fit Anna Grace perfectly.

Jehovah Jireh. My God provides.

The timing wasn’t an accident. It was God’s planning.

Incidentally, on Wednesday I was working on some ‘financial loveliness’ related to my husband’s doctoral degree. There were some details I had forgotten to factor in during our budget planning. The timing of the sweaters was just a reminder to me that God provides for everything.
He provides for sweaters and school bills, right?

I love that the story of Jehovah Jireh comes right at this moment of faith. And always right at the moments that require faith in my life too.

He knows. There aren’t any details that He’s forgotten.
He cares. There is nothing that’s too small for Him.
He provides. Jehovah Jireh.