The Goodness of God —He Provides

His name is Jehovah Jireh

Don’t you think God’s voice sounds like James Earl Jones?

I can’t verify or deny as I’ve never heard God speak, but I know He listens.

The real estate crash of 2008–2009 almost crushed me. By 2010, my research business limped along at half speed, and keeping us afloat was a side gig I had marketing for my friend’s company. Then on a bizarre day in August 2010, that relationship, personal and business, spontaneously combusted.

The next day, as fate would have it, the tax man froze my bank account. Yes, the next day.

When it rains, it pours, and I didn’t have an umbrella.

Then late afternoon on an early October day in 2010, driving west into the setting sun, I cried out to God, “I need help!

I was alone and didn’t mention this to anyone. The next morning, I got a call from an old church friend whom I hadn’t spoken to in over a year. He needed to fill a part-time position in his company. He said the strangest thing happened.

The Lord woke him up at 4:30 am and said to call me about the position.

He must’ve asked God if he could wait until 9 am because that’s when I got the call. He didn’t know my financial situation, but he listens to God.

And God heard me.

In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 120:1

For this and many other reasons I’ll share with you later, I can’t doubt the goodness of God.

All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh I will sing of the goodness of God.

Goodness of God
Jenn Johnson, Bethel Music

Surviving midlife without a crisis depends upon Christians trusting in the goodness of God. He still provides.

*This article first appeared in my Medium publication.

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