God Providing Before We Ask


What area of your life needs the divine intervention of God?  The tough part for some of us is that we need to take a step of faith to put our circumstances in God’s hands. Today we learn that God is active even before we show up to prepare the answer for our needs…

1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years.” 2 The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.

3 At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land. 4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” 5 Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to appeal to the king for her house and land.

Gehazi said, “This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” 6 The king asked the woman about it, and she told him.

Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, “Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now.”
2Kings 8:1-6

God knows my story.  He knows my history.  And what is amazing is that God is able to put people in the right place at the right time to provide what I need and lead me in the path he has for me. 

I still remember the time I was praying at work about direction for my career.  I really wanted the advice of someone I couldn’t call.  I wanted to speak with him, yet circumstances made it so that I couldn’t contact him.

As I was praying, the phone rang.  It was the guy!!

God can make the phone ring!  God can place an advocate in front of the king for you.  God can turn the heart of those in authority and power to have favour for you and your circumstance.

This woman, the Shunammite, was blessed by God through Elisha: he warned her of the famine and gave her sound advice to keep her and her family fed and safe.  Now as she returned, her land and livelihood was gone.  It was taken up by others, likely under some ancient laws of the day.

God knew.  God could see her need and had a plan for her.

And notice, God was preparing the situation even before she came back.  Gehazi was telling her story to the king before she came into their presence.  What a divine appointment!

What area of your life needs the divine intervention of God?  The tough part for some of us is that we need to take a step of faith to put our circumstances in God’s hands.  Sometimes we aren’t ready for that.  The Shunammite was.  She had placed the life of her own son in God’s hands.

It’s time for us to follow her and lay down our pride and our needs at the feet of Jesus today…

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1Peter 5:7

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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