God wants His children to prosper in the midst of famine. Isn’t that good news? Especially as economies around the world are taking a very big hit. So wash out of your mind right now all of the negative words the media may have spoken into your heart. The drop in your income that they told you to expect? Stop expecting it. Or maybe you’ve already experienced that drop in your income. If so, get ready for it to turn back up in the right direction. Maybe you don’t even have a job or you’ve just lost your job. Stop worrying and get ready for things to change. Why? I’m going to tell you why.
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” That’s what King David said (in Psalm 37:25). And I think coming from a king, those words mean a lot. David may have started out all alone, shepherding some sheep in a big empty pasture, but he sure didn’t end that way. It’s just like today. You could pluck some average person out of obscurity, someone who doesn’t pay attention to the news or the economy or the job market, and that same person could say what David said with relative ease — that they’ve never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread, but it’d be easy to chalk it up to the fact that that person simply never gets out, never watches the news, isn’t up with the current economic situation. But now let’s turn the tables. And let’s think of the candidates that we, in the United States, have running for President. They may have not heard much flack personally about the economy prior to running for President. But now these same people are traveling all across the fruited plain, hearing everything there is to hear, from every possible angle, about the economy. Why? Because two of them (a President and Vice President) are going to be elected to get our country out of this mess. That’s what leaders do. They lead us corporately in a direction that we, ourselves, don’t have the direction or the power or the means to go. And it wasn’t much different back then. David was king over an entire nation. He saw a lot. He knew the condition of his people. And even he, in all of his experience and knowledge as a king could say: I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Ok, now I want you to remind yourself that Psalm 37:25 is not just some quote from some person that we read about in a history book. Yes, it’s something David said. But where do we find it? In God’s Word. And God’s Word is alive, it will accomplish what it’s been sent out to do, it doesn’t return unto Him void.
Start declaring what David said over your own life. Declare that God will never forsake you, that your children will never be forced to beg – for work, for food, for anything. Find scriptures you can stand on concerning finances. The righteous walk by faith, NOT by sight (2 Cor 5:7, Hebrews 10:38). That’s not a call to deny reality. It’s a call to a greater reality — God’s Word, because it doesn’t return void. You can wish and hope all day long, but there’s no guarantee that anything you wish or hope for is ever going to come to pass. But God’s Word? It doesn’t return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11). And God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19). Take Him at His word. And watch how your finances change for the better.