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.” – Genesis 22:14 (NLT)
You may know John Newton as the writer of “Amazing Grace,” but did you know that he was also a slave trader and sea captain known as “the Great Blasphemer?” After experiencing the amazing grace of Jesus Christ, he became a new creation: hymn writer, evangelist, pastor, and a warrior for the abolition of slavery in England.
When he became a Christian, he lost everything: his job, his way of life, his “friends;” but the words of one of his lesser known hymns may describe how he carried on –
Though troubles assail us and dangers afright,
Though friends should all fail us and foes all unite,
Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide,
The promise assures us, “The Lord will provide.”
And so shall He provide for us, even today.
Prayer Starter – It is by Your grace, oh Lord, that I can release my fears and put my faith in You to provide all I ever need.
- Sue Breland, Worship for One ©