Jehovah-Jireh…my Provider

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One of the most impactful hits after divorce is the loss of financial resources. After 9 years of marriage, I was accustomed to living life at a certain income level. After divorce, that all changed. I now only had my income and of course, I had my share of the marital debt.

I was in despair and initially had trouble making ends meet. I did not see a light at the end of the tunnel. I was too embarrassed to ask anyone to help, but God intervened. One of my dearest and closest friends, who walked with me through this entire ordeal, told me one night on the phone, “I’m going to help you Cathy.” She did just that. She sent checks to me on a regular basis and she NEVER missed, not even once.

God reminded me that He promised to be my husband. (Isaiah 54:5). One of the roles of a husband is to be a provider. He provided from a resource that was a total surprise to me.

What did I learn from that? I learned that sometimes, we are so worried and afraid because we cannot see HOW a situation is going to work out. But, if we belong to Almighty God (Yahweh), He will provide for all of our needs just as He promised. Philippians 4:19:

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

I would get many unexpected financial gifts in the mail. One Sunday, I went to church and my Pastor gave me an envelope. He said “This is not from me, but the person wants to remain anonymous.” It was a crisp $100 bill.

One evening, I was at home on the couch and there was a knock at my apartment door. When I opened the door, there was a vase of beautiful Red Roses sitting in front of my door! There was no card and I saw no one. I never found out where they came from.

A few times, I received the gift of a weekend get-a-way to Chicago from a dear cousin. She not only paid for my trip, but she took me on a shopping spree once I got there.

Isaiah 54:5 – “For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

God is not bound by ANYTHING. He can move on the heart of anyone at any time and command them to bless you. Do not make the mistake of “limiting” Him by a lack of FAITH.

Everything belongs to Him so He is not short of resources to meet your need.

Psalm 24:1 – “The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

(Scripture references retrieved from, KJV)

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I am a woman who suffered the devastation of divorce and thought my life was over. But, God had another plan...

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