“Yahweh-Yireh.” I wrote it in my loopy cursive handwriting above the kitchen doorway. From down on my knees -to high up on the step stool I could not stop thanking God for this fresh word of promise.
This phrase comes from the book of Genesis when God asked Abraham if he was willing to sacrifice his most prized possession. Abraham trusted God fully and when his willingness was made clear, God provided a substitution.
“Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” Gen 22:14
I had been praying for provision for several things, but mainly in regard to my parent’s care. “God, I need them closer.” His answer to me was clear, He would provide for us on this mountain He had called me to…
Fast forward a year. I’ve looked at those words written over the doorway everyday as I’ve left my family to drive 45mins to care for my parents. …”When Father?” Many of our other prayers for provision were answered, but the crazy schedule and driving continued.
Then in the space of just a week, 3 falls occurred resulting in 4 broken ribs. Life changed. Hours extended. Caregivers were hired -again. Here in the midst of feeling like I was being pulled apart, God provided. He changed my mom’s heart about moving and presented a house for us all to live in together. His provision came in His time.
“On the mountain of the LORD, it will be provided.” Not in the way or the timing I imagined, but always a much better plan than mine.
Our family needs your prayers as we clean out, organize and mesh 2 households together (think Waltons)! Move in is scheduled for April Fools 🙂
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