“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” (Psalms 37:25)
It is evident that we are dealing with an economic crisis here in America, even in the whole world. There have been many who have lost their jobs and their homes during this economic crisis. The faith of many are now being tested. Marriages are being tested as well as family unity. But what of the righteous? What of those who name the name of Christ?
Where is your faith? Does it stand in the wisdom of man or in the Power of God?
David said that from his youth up to his old age, he has never “seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed (his children) begging bread.” Do you believe that God takes care of His own? Paul believed that He does, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
When the bills are due and the money is short, do you trust God? What about when the refrigerator is about empty? (Matthew 6:25-34). If we would have a mustard seed kind of faith, we could easily speak to those mountains (the obstacles) in our lives that they be removed out of the way.
I am reminded of the woman in 2 Kings 4:
“Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.” (2 Kings 4:1)
This woman of God spoke to the man of God about her situation. The man of God, being Elisha, asks “What shall I do for thee?” (verse 2).
In Mark 10:46-51, blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus when He came through Jericho saying, “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me” (verse 47).
In verse 51, Jesus responded, “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?”
We can see that Elisha types out God the Father to whom the widow woman has carried her petition.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
This poor widow found grace and mercy in the man of God; for he gave her instructions to borrow vessels of her neighbors, shut herself and her sons in the house, and pour from that one pot of oil she had into all the empty vessels, setting them to the side once full. Once all the vessels were full and none left to fill, the widow woman was able to pay her debt in full and she and her sons lived off the rest. (See 2 Kings 4:1-7.) Isn’t God awesome!
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Do you have that mustard seed kind of faith? What are you hoping for? A new job? A financial blessing? A new home?
Trust God; the righteous have never been forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.