Hello everyone! We’re nearing the end of our series on “What the Bible says about Poverty”. If you haven’t read the other posts in the series, make sure to catch up!
(9) The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. (10) Those who know Your Name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You, Yahweh. Psalm 9:9-10 Whether you’re the one experiencing poverty or the one walking alongside someone in poverty, keep God at the center of this present crisis. It’s no secret that God cares for and delivers the poor, that He is our strength when we have none (Isaiah 25:4, 1 Samuel 2:8, Psalm 102:17, Hebrews 13:6).
Even though we may know His power, it’s easy to get caught up in the present crisis and forget to take time to give our problems to God. I read some really great advice recently, if you’re feeling discouraged or unsure about where God is in your life, put your trust in God’s character. God’s character is true and we know that God has proved that He is faithful and doesn’t abandon those who trust and seek him. Looking back at all He’s done, there’s ample evidence that He rescues those who are oppressed. (Daniel 6:27, Isaiah 43:14-19).
Prayer, seeking God, laying down our burdens at His feet; these are all things that should be part of any solution to material poverty. We’ve never been told we will have it perfect and easy in this life; we live in a fallen world. This doesn’t mean He isn’t present during our trials and that we can’t call on His name to move the mountains in our life. Strive to keep God in the middle of your crisis, when life feels like a whirlwind, let God be your anchor.