Jehovah Jireh

To me, the root of anxiety is the need for control. But we don’t always have control of things. Actually a lot of things we don’t have any control over at all. But we try to control it. We want control, but we can’t. So we fall victim to anxiety.

We can’t overcome anxiety on our own. We need God. You were not meant to handle this life on your own. You we not meant to figure everything out. It is ok that there are unknowns. To overcome anxiety, trust that God will provide.
 
JEHOVAH JIRAH - The Lord is my PROVIDER

Genesis 22 is a crazy story of how God provided for Abraham. God tells Abraham to offer his only son, Isaac, as a burnt offering. Abraham immediately obeys the Lord and takes his son to the top of a mountain to do as God asked. Isaac asks where the animal is that they will sacrifice and Abraham says, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.”
 
Abraham could have been riddled with anxiety and fear going into this situation, but he fully trusts God. He is confident that God will provide for the burnt offering. He doesn’t question what to do next or what will happen. He just takes the next step in obedience to God, trusting that God is by his side and that He will provide.
 
As Abraham is about to kill his only son, an angel calls out to him, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

God then provides a ram for Abraham and Isaac to sacrifice to the Lord. And Abraham named that place: THE LORD WILL PROVIDE

I can’t get over the crazy trust that Abraham had in God. Even when God called him to do something that would have caused him to question why, he still obeyed. Abraham remained calm. He didn’t run from God. He stayed close to God in every moment of the process. He wasn’t anxious because He knew that God was in control of the situation. He trusted God’s character wholeheartedly.

Knowing and trusting who God is allows us to release control to Him.
 
Know that God has your best interest in mind

He finds great joy in providing for you

He knows what you need

He is trustworthy

He is safe

He wants to give you abundant life

He’s not in a hurry

He is patient with you

He’s never disappointed in you

He is a proud Father

He will never leave you alone

He is always present

He is in control

GOD WILL PROVIDE

Release the tension

the need to understand

the need to have is all figured out

the need to be in control

You have permission to rest

God has you
 
He always will

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