Many Christians are dealing with great obstacles in their lives. It may be a job loss, a stressful marriage, a sick loved one, or a child struggling with faith. But no matter how bleak things may look, God is in the midst of the lives of those who love him and put their trust in him.
In the Bible we read of a poor widow who was in a desperate situation. After the death of her husband, she was unable to pay her debts and the creditor had come calling. In those days, creditors didn’t just take your belongings; they took your children. In her desperation, the widow appealed to the prophet Elisha for help.
“Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, ‘Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves’” (2 Kings 4:1).
Elisha could have told her to go to the temple for assistance, but he personally took action. “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” (4:2). Elisha was essentially saying to her, “God can meet you just as you are, in your present condition. If you have faith, he can multiply even the smallest thing you have.” She had only one jar of oil but in response to her obedience and faith, the oil was multiplied and her needs were more than met for the glory of God. In fact, she had an endless supply of oil and she also had a powerful testimony for her neighbors. (Read the full story in 2 Kings 4:1-7.)
The Lord used unconventional means to supply this widow’s needs but that is the beauty of how God works. His plans are usually far above anything we could imagine. He goes beyond our human capabilities and provides us with victory upon victory.
No matter your situation, may your faith keep bringing you to a place of rest in your loving Father. All the forces of heaven are at his disposal and he is bringing your victory right now!