Miracles Despite Famine

God’s promise to Isaac did not come in a season of abundance but famine. Here’s what I mean:

“Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.””
Genesis 26:1-5 ESV

Isn’t this so typical of God? He sends a word of promise when all hope seem lost and urges us to act upon that word.

Image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Arvind Balaraman FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You know too well how hard it is for our finite and natural heart to trust God in seasons of challenges and limitations. But that’s why we need to live both grace and faith-filled lives (Oh increase our faith, Lord!).

Isaac’s life is a positive challenge to me and I hope to you too. He had no present evidence on which to rest his trust but he trusted God and acted positively. All he had was a promise…and that was enough for him.

Isn’t that all we need too? Aren’t God’s promises enough for us? Isn’t God more than enough for us? Are you fully persuaded of what God has promised? Romans 4:21 ESV

What has God said to you? Hold on to it. It will not tarry, if you act upon God’s word in obedience. I have learned (and still learning) that…

God is too holy, too big, too faithful, too gracious to lie. – You can share that word here.

He is not a man. He works miracles despite famine.

What are the challenges that threaten your peace today? Don’t give in, don’t give up!

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

  • emmanuel faith

    May the Lord bless you sir. I am really blessed by this.

    • Emmanuel, thanks for your encouragement. May God release you into His abundance in Jesus name.

  • Salomeclaudiaa

    May his Grace and Favor give you know rest until you accomplish his calling on you in Jesus Name. Brother i really fell encouraged whenever i see your encouragement May God Bless you.  

    • Salome, thanks for your encouraging words. Remain blessed in Jesus name.

  • Joseph, I think some of us are like Peter in the boat on a stormy night. We see Jesus beckoning us and we quickly jump out of the boat, not realizing that the faith that got us out of the boat is not the same level of faith that will keep us walking on water. And i think that’s how God operates mainly, when He gives us promises in “dry” seasons. He maybe wanting to grow our faith, cos where we are going needs more than mental agreement or a curious spirit. we must be sold out!

    • Ngina, thanks for speaking those word into my life personally. I am blessed by it!

  • Excellent word Joseph.  Our God is more than enough!

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