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God, Your plans for us are full of hope. You have a great future planned for us – we trust You in that. God, we declare evil forebodings have no place in our life.

As the COVID pandemic continues to wane and the anger and frustration of the 2020 election takes a back seat, a new threat is on the horizon. We only need to step into a local grocery store to see food shortages continue to be a problem. If that wasn’t enough, we  now see crop failures across the nation as intense heat settles into many cities and states. Could this be the beginning of the famine that many are predicting?

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While this latest news causes many to fear, we must keep a few things in mind.

Fear is not from God.

First, one of the main weapons of the enemy is fear. The Word of God assures us fear does not come from God. 2 Timothy 1:7 declares, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]” (AMP).

We are to be those who have a glad heart and therefore, have a continual feast, as we keep our eyes on God.

Famine is not new to God.

Throughout the Bible we read of famine after famine. It is not new and it certainly has not taken God by surprise. The enemy tries to cause fear with this threat, but he has forgotten something vitally important. God has given us His Word to know His will during seasons like this. We can flip through the pages of the Bible to see exactly how God handled famine and its effect on those who belong to Him.

God always makes a way of escape.

Concerning famine, God has made promises to those who belong to Him and trust in Him and His Word.

They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied (Ps 37:19).

You shall laugh at destruction and famine (Job 5:22).

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy. To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine (Ps 33:18-19).

As God’s own, we can laugh at this threat from the enemy. We can be at peace, fully assured that we will be satisfied in times of famine. God, Himself, will keep us alive if need be. We see this truth revealed in the life of the widow woman in 2 Kings.

Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the Lord has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.”

So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years. It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land. Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done.”

Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now” (2 Kgs 8:1-6).

We also see this truth in the life of Isaac.

There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed 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” (Gen 26:1-5).

God gave Isaac instruction for the time of famine, just as He did with the widow woman. If Isaac would obey God’s instruction, He promised to bless Him – even during famine.

Then Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper and continued prospering until he became very prosperous (Gen 26:12-13.)

Isaac did obey God and God blessed him, just as He promised. Isaac reaped a hundred-fold return from all he sowed during a time of famine. This happened in a season when others were not reaping from what they had sown, but Isaac did!

That, my friend, is the God we serve. We have no need to be in fear, dread, or anxiety. He is the same God, today, yesterday, and forever more. What God did for the widow woman and Isaac, He will do for you and me. The Bible tells us so.

Romans 2:11 assures us that God is no respecter of persons.

For God shows no partiality, undue favor, or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another (AMP).

We, as Christians, have endured more threats against our nation and our family in the past two years than I thought possible. They seem to be unending. However, not one of them has caught God off-guard and none of them have shaken Him. Therefore, we must not be shaken either.

Whether it is pandemics, food shortages, rising gas prices, or famine, God remains faithful. What He has promised, He will fulfill. There is no need to fear. We simply must keep our eyes and hearts upon Him, and His Word and He will bring us through whatever chaos is happening in the world – not only through – but He will bring us out into an abundant place. He’s done it before, over and over – He will do it again.

How are you praying for our country as it grapples with food shortages and famine? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Canva.

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Darlene Estlow
July 5, 2022

Father, help us to prepare as best we can. But may we trust you beyond what we are able to do for you are able. Our trust is in you.

Connie Gormly
July 5, 2022

Another example of Gods provision for his people was when he used Joseph to be in a place of leadership and be able to feed his family. God used Joseph to tell the king famine was coming & he was able to oversee much food being stored up for those 7 lean years that were to come.

Maggie H
July 5, 2022

I have had a few threats (fears) of famine throughout my 77 years. I have always been well-fed.
It must be hardest for those with small children to face the uncertainty. Lord draw us nearer to your heart and under your wing during these difficult times give us compassion for one another

Karen Secrest
July 5, 2022

I have been praying for quite a while that the Chinese be prevented from buying land and property in this nation to forward their evil.
Now I am including those like Bill Gates. May the God of Creator reverse the curse of their evil works.
Gates and China are trying to monopolize “rare earth”. Those minerals needed today for the manufacture of computer parts, LED, satellite’, auto. Electronics.
We hear of chip shortage. It’s a lie. It’s a control issue even as claims of famine and those still hiding behind masks.
The Father has allowed Truth to come forth. Behold the King is in th r field this morning. Ask and it shall be given

July 5, 2022

What if what is coming is a reminder to the body of Christ to fast and pray? In Mark 9:14-36 Jesus says a deaf and mute spirit only comes out by prayer and fasting. Many in the eclesia seem to be unaware of how far we have drifted from our founding documents in our nation. Perhaps the Lord will use this to draw the USA back to HIMSELF.

Nancy Lovelace
July 5, 2022

Powerful article. Thank you for putting this together.

Barbara Janicki
July 5, 2022

Faith, trust in and obedience to God will see us through whatever is to come. (just as Isaac and the widow woman both trusted God and obeyed what He told them to do) I love those examples from the Bible that you gave and what comes to my mind are these words from Habakkuk – “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Keeping my eyes on Jesus and trusting Him to bring me through any famine or hardship to come is key – let my rejoicing in the Lord cast out any fears as I fearlessly follow and obey Him in all things, at all times, including any times of famine that may come. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

July 5, 2022

Folks, just understand that this is coming. Pray and prepare as you are able. The Lord your God will sustain you.

    Nancy Berkey
    July 5, 2022

    We need to be ready. Stock up, pray and have faith that the worst will not happen. In Jesus’Name. Amen☦️


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