Trusting a Faithful God

David CerulloBy David Cerullo7 Minutes

Let’s face it: Sometimes life is hard. Often our circumstances are bewildering as we face challenges in our health, finances, emotions, relationships, or some other area of our lives.

Even when we’ve faithfully obeyed God and Sown financial Seeds into His Kingdom, we often must wait for our Harvest to come. And even when we are walking in the favor of God, we sometimes undergo difficult situations that tempt us to question His faithfulness.

Jeremiah wept as he saw Jerusalem captured by King Nebuchadnezzar. Why would God allow His people to experience such defeat? Jeremiah knew it was because they had rebelled against the Lord and disobeyed His Word.

Whether we’re facing personal trials or witnessing our nation’s departure from God, it’s easy to become discouraged and lose hope. But Jeremiah was able to see a ray of hope even in the midst of his distressiung circumstances:

This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!
(Lamentations 3:21-24)

We need to remember these encouraging words today. As the world around us is being shaken, it’s more important than ever to keep our eyes on the Lord, “because His compassions fail not.”

When we put our hope and trust in Him, we can be certain He will see us through. There’s no need to fear, for our foundation can stand firm even when everything around us is shaking (Matthew 7:24-27).

Transforming Famine into Abundance

The Bible repeatedly assures us that God wants to be our dwelling place and refuge during life’s storms and shakings. But this means looking to Him as our Hope and Source—not to the resources or news headlines of the world.

Friend, you need to know today that your personal economy doesn’t have to be shaped by the world’s economy. Throughout Scripture, God faithfully met the needs of His people even when there was famine or pestilence all around them.

In Genesis 26, there was a severe famine, and most people were bound by fear. Yet we read that Isaac trusted God to bless Him with a great Harvest, even while others were panicking:

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous (vs. 12-13).

What a great picture of the abundance God wants to give His people today! A hundredfold return in a time of famine! Isaac “began to prosper”…“continued prospering,”…and “became VERY prosperous”!

It’s time to cast aside our unbelief and trust God with our lives and our resources. Like Isaac, we need to Sow generous financial Seeds even in times of fear and famine.

God tells us to TEST Him! How? With our finances: “‘Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts” (Malachi 3:10).

If you obey Him “in this,” the Lord goes on to promise He will “open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Do you want such a life, marked by overflowing abundance? I know I do!

God then says, “I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes” (v. 11).

Friend, if the “devourer” has robbed you of God’s blessings in the past, I have good news: The Lord promises to “rebuke the devourer” and restore even greater blessings than you lost!

The Battle for Your Harvest

You can be certain of this: The devil hates God’s principle of Seedtime and Harvest. Not wanting you to enjoy God’s Harvest Blessings of power, peace, and provision, he comes to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). He tries to devour your God-given Seed, rob you of your blessings, and leave you in bondage to fear and financial lack.

Never forget…

Seedtime and Harvest is a battle, and the enemy will wage a fierce war against the blessings God wants to give you as a result of your obedience to Him!

But the good news is that when Jesus is your Lord and Savior and you’re walking in an obedient Covenant Relationship with Him, you have the right to take authority over the enemy. You have the right to command Satan to leave, and you don’t have to let him rule over you!

I am grateful for your faithful partnership to win Souls through Inspiration Ministries, and this month we’re praying for God to give you a mighty breakthrough—from famine to abundance!

We believe great things are ahead for you and for this ministry we share together.

God bless you.

David Cerullo