Theresa Jackson’s Thin Place: Jehovah-Jireh

Jun 2, 2011Archive

In her book Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott says, “Here are the two best prayers I know: ‘Help me, help me, help me’ and ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’ ”  Theresa & her daughter may agree.


Is God actively and intimately involved in the lives of humans?

I say,” YES!”

More importantly The Bible says,” YES!”

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 New Living Translation

Yesterday I was privileged to witness His amazing provision; God acting in His role as JEHOVAH-JIREH “The Lord will Provide.”

I had agreed to meet Rick Cox in Athens, GA to exchange vehicles with him. His church had loaned us their van when ours had broken down while on a youth trip in his “neighborhood.”  He had an errand to run in Athens, and meeting him there would save me two hours driving time.  Our meeting had been rescheduled three times before we were able to decide on something that worked for both of us.

As I was leaving the house my daughter called with a desperate need. She was returning home from a visit with her sister and realized she had no cash and not enough gas to get home!

Was it a coincidence that our routes met within five minutes of her reaching the bottom of her gas tank without either of us having to go out of our way?!!

I don’t think so. My mom used to say, “God looks out for fools and little children.” Since I often make foolish mistakes, it is comforting to know that my loving heavenly Father is looking out for me.

Some may say this was just a coincidence or luck, but I know that it was all just to perfect to have just happened the way it did. I see a Divine Hand working all things together for good because my daughter and I both love Him and are called according to His purpose.