A severe famine now struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham’s time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived.. Genesis 26:1 NLT
Today, in the United States, we observe July 4th. For most people, today is a holiday. There are many people who moved from another country to make their home here. There are many reasons why people came. Some came for economic reasons; some were looking for political freedom; some came for the opportunities that this country provided. Moving from one place to the next is part of the human experience. Every culture has a story of people moving and the change it brought into their lives.
Isaac found himself in a situation where he had to move. There was a severe famine in the land. Famine is a period of hardship; when the famine made life difficult, Isaac had to move. He was unable to remain where he was. All the promises God made to Abraham were stored inside of Isaac yet he was in the midst of extreme distress. He had to relocate to ensure his survival. The promises on the inside of you do not insulate you from the challenges of life. If Isaac died without a son, God’s promise to Abraham would die inside of him.
God is aware of the challenges you are facing in your life; but purpose does not mean that the road would be easy. Isaac experienced a severe famine that brought change into his life. Humans are creatures of habit and enjoy the comfort in consistency. But, just like Isaac, you can experience severe famine in your life. It can be a famine in your economic life, especially as people navigate this Covid season. It can be a famine in your influence when you experience negative change. It could be a famine in your relationships. When famine brings change you can be sure that God does not change. Isaiah 41:10 says ”Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Thought for Today: Friend, God will not abandon you during the famine.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.