Updated: May 10, 2021
Have you been in circumstances where you need to pay bills, and you had no clients? Your expectations for this month, days, or even this year have not been accomplished, but you know God is faithful. As entrepreneurs, we all have been there; we’ve dealt with paying bills, having debts, and sometimes even not paying our employees.
Sometimes we have situations in which doubt or financial commitments can overwhelm us. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that God is in control of our circumstances. When speaking of provision, regardless of the circumstances and what we can see, our trust is in the One who created heaven and earth.
During tough times, our confidence must rely on God. As we look for His will and obey His commands, we may be able to face whatever circumstances knowing that God directs our steps, and for that, we will not shake or fall. In the Bible, in the book of 1 Kings, we can see Elijah prophesied a great drought, and God directed him to go to Kerith Ravine where He sustains him and sent ravens with provision. The Bible says
So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. (1 Kings 17:5-6)
As Elijah obeyed the voice of God and understood that the word that came from the Lord would be fulfilled, he had the provision of what he needed during his time in Kerith Ravine. The same way God provided Elijah, He may provide to us as long as we look for his presence and obey his commands; even though, as entrepreneurs, we may not understand our circumstances, God is in control.
As we recognize that God has provided for us, join me in prayer.
Dear God, I acknowledge your power and sovereignty over creation. Thank you for the business you’ve given me, and I pray that I can honor Your name through my services and products. I pray for discernment from your Holy Spirit to have the vision you have for this business.
I surrender every new project, every idea, and all my business to You so Your will is done. Yours is glory and the name above ALL names. I pray that I can honor You, Lord, with my life and business; I want to serve you with righteousness.
May, you Lord, give me peace when there’s a storm and where circumstances may seem wrong. As you provided to Elijah in Kerith Ravine, may you provide all that I need, as you already have knowledge of it. May you give me strength when I’m tired, and may I be courageous when the road gets hard. May I come to You every day so you can be glorified in my life and my business.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.