As we are about to enter into a new year we are excited about the newest blessings that God has for us in this new year. We would like to hear more prophecies about our future this year. But let us get reminded of one prominent promise the God has for his Children in bible YAHWEH-yireh("the LORD will provide")
We all know about how Abraham was tested by God. God told Abraham to give Issac as a burnt offering for God.(Gen22:2). When Abraham took Issac to that mount moriah where God told Abraham to perform this, Issac asked Abraham about the lamb for the offering. But Abraham told Issac that Lord will provide in verse 8. At that point Abraham doesn't know whether God will stop this human sacrifice and give them a lamb for them to perform what God wanted to do, but it was his faith in God that somehow God will do good to him. Abraham through his faith he believed that he has Faith in a God who is very Good. He never admits anything bad in his life. So because of his faith, gave him this boldness to take his son in place of a lamb for the sacrifice. But we very well know what had happened in Verse 14 of the same chapter. Yes Abraham once again was proved to have faith on a good God.
We also think about this new year, we might anticipate on many things and expect greater blessings this coming new year but one thing we should not forgot our God is Yahweh-yireh. He always provides all our needs. Although we might not feel good now, but surely in the days to come our good Lord will prove that he always meet our needs.
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb 4:16
Sometimes or many times our greatest struggle in this world is managing our finances. We might not get the returns that we expect, we might not have enough financial support to do something in our lives. But see Jesus also had to come across such financial needs in his life Matthew 17:27. Jesus had to pay tax for himself. But it was a miracle that had happened. There were fishes with gold coins in their tummy. Wow what a miracle to meet their financial need. God is also having many fishes that helps us to meet our needs in our life, Only thing is we need to get the right guidance from our Lord so that we don't stumble during our financial crises.
We have a very big struggle in our career to go forward. There might be lot of pressures from the top management that will not give you the right promotion at the right time, or there might be someone who is a hindrance to your growth in your career. Your business might not grow due to someone stopping you from reaching the next level. There might be some broken partnerships whatever it might be our Lord is a greater than anybody else in this world. If you look into the life of Japhthah(Judges 11), all his family hated him and did not give the portion of his inheritance to him. But see the same guys who despised him is now coming back in verse 6 and making him leader of Israel to fight for Israel. The person whom even didn't get his inheritance has become the leader of the nation. This will surely happen if you are under the hands of God. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” Col 3:23
One of the biggest challenges in our life is sickness. It might be an ordinary flu or might be a cancer whatever it is, our God is big than all of those. Sickness is something an aliment that comes due to improper lifestyle or due to some infections that we might not know. Whatever it might be let us do the prayer of David “O LORD, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” First of all we should have this attitude towards God for our healing. Healing happens only because of the mercy from God. Jesus the living Word of God was sent to us for our healing. Pray for the Mercy of our God so that he will provide you the healing that you need. There were many blind people among which Jesus healed one Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-47). so it is the Prayer for Mercy that will heal us but now-a-days believers started to look for some miracle performing evangelist to call their name for healing. So if you could plead for the mercy of the Lord surely you will be healed have faith and keep asking this new year so that whatever sickness you might have, you will be healed.
As we read this message we know that there are many such things in our live. But the answer to all those is Yahweh-yireh (the Lord will Provide) Our duty is to pray and not to anticipate on things. “For everyone who asks receives” Luke 11:10. “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Phl 4:6
Our prayers and wishes for a great and blessed year!