And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised. (2 Kings 4:44)
Currently, our Pastor is walking us through a series called “Built for the Strom.” The storms of life show us a lot about who we are and where we put our trust. If most of us where honest, we have more faith in our money and our skills than we do in our God. We have learned to provide for ourselves and, in our pride, we forget that God’s blessing on our lives is what allows us to work and earn and provide.
In 2 Kings 4, they land is in a storm. The storm’s name is famine. In two stories, the writer tells us how God provided in the midst of this storm. His provision in both stories is about food. God provides for the needs of his people. In the first story, a batch of soup is made with poisonous gourds. When they realized that the soup was not edible, the Man of God tells them how to make it where they can eat it and everyone eats and is okay. In the second story, God multiplies twenty loaves of bread to feed one hundred people. In both stories, we see how God is concerned with every need that we have.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:31-33 (NLT) says, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Today let us make sure to examine ourselves in the mirror of God’s Word. Is God really the source of your life? If you lost everything, do you trust him to provide for you? Don’t let worry and fear dominate your life. He is your provider. Trust in him.