Who is THE Provider? Who is my Provider? – Gem March 2019

Who is THE Provider? Who is my Provider?

GEMS pop up when least expected but most needed.
STEP BY STEP, Author unknown, sets the stage for the GEM of ASSURANCE by Charles U Wagner. (Because of the relevance to our lives, ‘Nurse’ is a natural beginning to the second Stanza)

STEP BY STEP YOUR PROVIDER?

“Child of My love, fear not the unknown morrow,
Dread not the new demand life makes on you;
Your ignorance does hold no cause for sorrow
Since what you know not is known to Me.
“Nurse, you cannot see today the hidden meaning
Of My command, but you, the light shall gain;
Walk on in faith, upon My promise leaning.
And as you go all shall be made plain.
“One step you see – then go forward boldly,
One step is far enough for faith to see;
Take that, and your next duty shall be told thee,
For step by step our LORD is leading you.”

JEHOVAH JIRAH– Based on Genesis 22:14
“The LORD Will Provide”

More accurately Jehova Jirah means the LORD will appear, He sees the need and will provide:

“My feeble hope in miracles had waned,
My faith that He would soon provide was strained,
Then, prompted by His Spirit, my heart cried,
Jehovah Jirah! My Saviour will provide.
“My needs were great but greater than my need
Was He – Jehovah Jirah, so quick to heed
And help, to hold, to hide me from the storm
And shelter through the darkest night till morn.”

Charles Y. Wagner

Civilla D. Martin, early one morning was suddenly stricken with a serious illness causing deep concern to her husband when their young son spoke up “Father, don’t you think that if God wants you to go to this important commitment today, He will take care of Mother while you are a way?”

Just think Nurse, mother! The words of this young son triggered his parent’s thoughtful decision and resulted in his mother writing these encouraging words. When father returned home late that evening after a day of unusual blessing, he was further inspired to compose the tune of what is still a hymn that brings encouragement and strength.

1. Be not dismayed what er’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.
Chorus
2. Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.
Chorus
3. All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you,
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.
4.  No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you,
Lean weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.
Chorus:
God will take care of you,
Thru every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you
God will take care of you.