The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.*
The world is going through troubled waters right now, as a financial downturn affects all who depend on its outcome.
Thankfully, Christians, if they follow the Word, are subject to God’s sufficiency, not the world’s lack.
In difficult times, pursued by enemies,David praised. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want!” God is leading us, not into recession, but into green pastures and by the still waters, so we are rested in Him. We need to stay focused! Listen to the Shepherd. Follow.
He leads us not into, but through and out of troubled times. Even if we have to go through the valley of the shadow of death, he will be there with us to walk us through.
Paul advised us to give our attention to eternal things, not temporal, and to have our focus on things above, not the the things of this earth.
Isaac sowed in the land in a time of famine and yielded a bumper harvest (Genesis 26). Why? Because he based his sowing, not on the conditions the world saw, but on the promise of God, when He reminded Isaac he was to be blessed in the land just as God had told his father Abraham.
God is not moved by earthly occurrences. Neither should we be. He can change anything in a split second. Consider the widow of Nain, at the funeral procession for her only son, who was alone one minute, with no secure future, then taken care of the next, for the rest of her life, as Jesus arrived and raised her son from death.
God is moved by people whose dependency is on Him and on His Word, and who demonstrate this with their lifestyle and words. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect towards Him.
These economic times may be the world’s worse times to date, but they are not our times. We are of the eternal, and kept by the Eternal Saviour for an eternal destiny.