Trusting God will cause the manifestation of your provision. In other words, trust is the first base of your provision. Watch this, when someone promises you something, the tendency to trust their word is heightened right? Well, how much more your heavenly Father who can’t lie. The Bible says, “I’ll faithfully do all I so solemnly promised.” Read Psalm 89:34 (KJV). God is committed to His Word and He will never fail you.
So what is trust? Trust is commitment irrespective, it is confidence, it is absolutely secure and reliant on the one who made a promise. God is trustworthy, hence the Bible says, “God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him, you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Read 1 Corinthians 1:9 (AMP). This is just one of the so many scriptures announcing God’s faithfulness to you. With this understanding in mind, let us look at what transpired between Elijah and the widow at Zarephath.
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath…” “And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand…” “…So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. Read 1 Kings 17:8-15 (NKJV).
Here, we see a common theme demonstrated by the prophet Elijah and the widow; and what is it? TRUST. Elijah trusted God at His command hence he arose and went! Likewise, the widow trusted in the command given by the prophet Elijah, going away to do according to the word of Elijah. Consequently, we are to TRUST the Word of God. Watch this beloved, “The Word of the Lord will always come to you thereby placing a demand on you to do. Your provision is to be distributed and used to help the wider community of believers.
Listen to this beautiful text, “People with their minds set on You, You keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.” Isaiah 26:3 (MSG). Can you see this? Hey brother, sister, TRUST never quits playing, it stays out in the field as long as it needs to no matter what happens, Selah. Don’t trust pundits, experts or analysts, TRUST God. And I am reminded of this hymn, “Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” This is a fitting way to end this series, and I am thankful to God for His amazing and extraordinary grace and mercy. Hallelujah.
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