TEXT: PSALM 20:7, 2 KINGS 7:1-2
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7
Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, Tomorrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria. 2 Kings 7:1
Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. 2 Kings 7:2 KJV
Our Bible reading today focused on the story of the hardship in the days of Elisha. The king saw that famine was so severe that people were eating fellow humans. Elisha trusted in the Lord and prophesied that God would miraculously turn the situation around by the next day. This was so difficult to believe that an officer of the king refuted that even if the windows of heaven are opened, this is impossible.
Impossibility lies with humans but never in God’s reasoning. People find it hard to believe in divine intervention because our mind is so limited and calculative. God is supreme and his power is unlimited. In fact, He said, I am the God of all flesh, is there anything impossible for me? (Jeremiah 32:27).
Although, we all that the answer to this question is No, we still do not admit that God\’s power can work wonders in our situation. Why is it difficult for us to just accept that God can do all things? The problem is TRUST.
When we find it difficult to put our trust in God, even if we know that he is all-powerful, there is no way we will accept that his divine power will work in our lives. The writer of psalms said some people trusted in chariots. This is the situation in most cases. People put their trust in things they can see or things that are accessible to them but unfortunately, those things easily disappoint. We struggle with trusting God because we cannot see him, yet, he neither fails nor disappoints.
We need to re-examine our lives as we meditate on the word of God for this week. In whom do you really put your trust? Are you sure your trust is not in your uncle, brother, father, mother, parents, husband, wife, government, boss or other physical things? Do you certainly trust God for a miracle?
Are you struggling with putting your trust in God based on all that is going on in your life? Here are some tips that can help you maintain your trust in the Lord:
- Spend time with the word of God to learn about God\’s unfailing power and all the miracles he had done.
- Review all the good things the Lord had done in your life in the past.
- Even if you think that God has not done anything in your life, read about the testimonies of other people who had experienced God\’s miracles.
- Believe in God for a miracle. You must do this yourself! You must believe that he can do it for you to experience his miracle.
- Keep trusting God everyday even when things are not as you expect. God is ever faithful.
Proverb 3v5-6 says “trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your understanding, in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path” . Hebrews 12v2 “Looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
My prayer for you this week is that God will surprise you beyond your imagination. Never stop trusting God!