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The Lord Provides

‘Abraham looked up and there in the thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide.’ Genesis 22:13-14 (NIV).

Just when Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac, God provided a substitute offering. Just when Abraham was prepared to show His deep obedience to God, God came through and showed His deep love for Abraham.

There is an unmistakable parallel between the ram offered on the altar as a substitute for Isaac and Christ offered on the cross as a substitute for us. Just when we were lost in our sins and faced eternity without God, God provided a lamb that was an acceptable and sufficient offering. Isaac did not have to perish and neither do we. If Jesus had lived, the rest of humankind would have died. God sent His only Son to die for us so that we could be spared from the eternal death we deserve and instead receive eternal life (John 3:16).

God provides! When we are feeling overwhelmed with life’s crushing circumstances, when we are longing for a friend to confide in, when we feel betrayed, used or downtrodden, whatever is happening in our lives, God provides. For His children who are seen by God and understood by God, there is always a hope that He will meet our needs. Jesus, the substitute lamb will hear our call for help and be there to provide the best answer to our prayer.


‘Heavenly Father, I come to you and thank you for Jesus, the substitute lamb who died for my sins. You see my need and I ask that in your good way you will provide just what I need. Thank you.’

In Jesus’ Mighty Name,



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Final Thoughts:

Where do we find ourselves today? Are we in of a substitute to the difficult circumstances we face? God waits. And God provides. When our Shepherd hears the cries of His people, He is there to help. Why do we wait so long before we come to our Father? Let’s quit hesitating and respond to His love for us with anticipation and hope.

Be Greatly Blessed!


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