Now there was a famine in the land… Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. – Genesis 26:1,12-13
The Bible says that there was famine in the land. This means that people did not have enough food. Isaac did something against all odds. He sowed that year and reaped a hundredfold because God blessed him.
An act of faith
When the need was high and while everyone was in the crisis of their lives, Isaac did not wait for someone to come and get him out of it. No, he acted in faith and sowed seed on the land. And God blessed the seed and multiplied it. Dear reader, this was Isaac’s salvation from his need. I want to discuss that.
How do you escape your need?
Maybe you have a need today and you have no friends to help you. Perhaps you are sick and need healing from God. Or you need peace in your marriage, because it is not going well. Maybe you have a financial need or you lack joy in your life.
Listen, if you are depressed because of your need today, do not pity yourself. Do not always look at your need or circumstance. You should do the opposite: ‘Trust in the Lord and do good’ (Psalm 37:3).
Sow the seed of joy in someone else if you lack joy. Do not stay home but rejoice and be happy when you go to the house of God.
The reason many children of God do not grow spiritually is because they do not sow. The Bible says: ‘A man reaps what he sows’.
If we, the children of God, sow the good seed in the life of our spouse and children, our friends and in the church, then we will reap the good. That is how our Creator has set us to act in faith.