‘But blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord…’ (Jeremiah 17:7).
Drought time is characterized majorly by scarcity of rainfall, dry and caked soil – sometimes the soil can be powdery in texture. As a result of this, many lives will be adversely affected; especially livestock dying in droves and groceries prices experiencing an upward jump. Most often the effect is not only going to be felt immediately, but have the tendency to impact future indices.
Predictions will be thrown overboard especially with the players in the economy; future trades will experience unpredictability in prices and the heart of many will be unsettled. Panic is likely to creep into many and these and many others are the possible negative events that may occur.
In tough economic times (drought moments), the difference between settled mind and panic can be measured by who you are trusting in or who is your confidant. Those who trust in the Lord, don’t have anything more to hold back when they’ve handed it all to Him.
Unfortunately we live in a fear-gripped world. If you read the news headlines and not the Bible, or if you pay attention to ‘shock jocks’ instead of those who can strengthen your faith, you are bound to experience what Jesus described as “men’s hearts failing them for fear…(Lk 21:26).
For those that trust God, heaven’s supply chain is as active and prompt as it was in the days of Israel in the wilderness (Exodus 16: 1-36), and Elijah’s in I Kings 17. The sky will be thick with cloud again, and there shall be abundance of rain, so much heavy that it’ll be as if you’ve not experienced season of drought before (Psalm 126:1-6). In every situation, put your trust in the Lord and He will not allow you to be put to shame (Jeremiah 17:7-8).