So many people are concerned whether they have a job – or a place of business – left after the Covid-19 finishes its run of fear through the world. Many businesses have a good chance to go out of business. Many people could possibly be unemployed
But I have good news for you. God can help because God has a plan.
In 1 Samuel 30 we have the story of David and his men. They had been at war and eventually they headed home to Ziklag, Once they arrived, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid and they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground. The bad guys didn’t kill anyone but they had carried off the women, children, servants, cattle – everyone and anything of worth. Nothing was left.
David and his men came home to an empty, smoking camp. Ziklag wasn’t the only place the Amalekites had plundered – they had raided a lot of places. This is important to know later*.
After a lot of crying and wailing, the men were ready to kill David because they’d lost everything (forgetting that he had, too). In Verse 8, the Bible states, “Then David asked the LORD, ‘Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?’ And the LORD told him, ‘YES, go after them. You will surely recover everything (all) that was taken from you!'”
Now there is NO way David could have known how or where or what way to look for the families and things. But God had a plan. God supernaturally had someone who “just happened” to have been left behind, who was able to tell David which way to go. David and his men went in and slaughtered the bad guys (who were carousing, partying, drinking, and dancing with joy *because of the vast amount of plunder they had taken from the Philistines and the land of Judah).
Pay attention to the rest of the story – it isn’t just a story of the miracle that David found the families – nope. God did more than that. He did His usual OVER AND ABOVE (Ephesians 3:20):
1 Samuel 30:18 to 31 “David got back everything the Amalekites had taken… Nothing was missing: small or great, son or daughter, nor anything else that had been taken. David brought everything back. He also recovered all the flocks and herds…”
V. 26 When he arrived at Ziklag, David sent part of the plunder to the elders of Judah – then notice just HOW MUCH PLUNDER HE GOT above his own stuff:
V. 27-31 Then gifts were sent to the people of the following towns David had visited: Bethel, Ramoth-negev, Jattir, Aroer, Siphmoth, Eshtemoa, Racal, the towns of the Jerahmeelites, the towns of the Kenites, Hormah, Bor-ashan, Athach, Hebron, and all the other places David and his men had visited. David recovered all plus he was able to share with MANY people!
Now do you think that God loves you less than David? NO! Do you think that God Almighty can make sure you recover all? Just as the Amalekites were enemies of David, this Covid-19 virus is your enemy. Shall you recover all? All your finances, your customers, your congregations, your business, your jobs, your sales, your commissions, your house notes, your rent, OR ANYTHING THAT SEEMS TO BE LOST DUE TO THIS VIRUS? And, like David, even more – over and above all you can ask or think?
Yes. Yes He can. All you have to do is ask, BELIEVE and speak, “No loss. I will RECOVER ALL – and more than that! I recover enough to help others!”