Footsteps in Faith: God sustains those who trust him

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chaplain (Maj.) Florio F. Pierre

25th Infantry Division Rear Detachment and Family Life Chaplain



People may ask where God is during these economic woes.

God is there. God is here.

We need to trust God for sustenance, to supply us with the necessaries of life.

Trusting in God will get us through these financial and economic crises, just like Elijah triumphed in the Biblical story found in 1 Kings, chapter 17.

Trust in God’s provision.

A raven fed Elijah, but it wasn’t just any raven. God had sent it. Although not every raven is sent by God and not every supplier is God’s supplier, there is no one that can supply like God. He provides in hard times and in good times.

Trust God’s word.

The story in 1 Kings, chapter 17, depicts that trusting in God’s word is just a matter of obedience. God fed Elijah through a raven and a brook, until it dried up. Then God told Elijah to move to Zarephath, which is near Jerusalem, a distance of about 10 miles.

Elijah was hot and tired. God told him that halfway through his journey he would pass the Dead Sea, and although there was water there, it would not satisfy his thirst.

In Jerusalem, God said he would provide a widow to sustain Elijah.

God is saying to us, today, there may be an economic crisis in the land, but he will keep us in perfect peace and steer us in the right direction to stay healthy and survive. Trusting in God’s word has never been more important than it is now.

Lastly, trust in God.

In times like these, we need to exercise our faith and trust God. Elijah maintained his faith and remained obedient to God. When he entered the city, he met the widow just like God said he would.

Whether there is enough money in the bank or not, God wants to be our sustainer of life when we are in need and when we have abundance. In all things, God wants a relationship with us built on trust.


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