In 2 Kings we read about a biblical example of a woman in debt. Her husband had died, and the authorities were getting ready to take her children to debtor’s prison for what she owed. She had no solution to her problem. As a single parent, she heard nothing but creditors knocking at her door. The creditors didn’t care that she was alone and had no way to get them their money. All they knew was that she was saying that she couldn’t pay her bills.
Desperate, the woman sought spiritual help. She went to the prophet. God honored this woman’s heart in seeking out a spiritual solution to her financial problem. The prophet told her to go to her neighbors and ask them to give her all of the empty pots that they had in their houses. He told her to take anything her neighbors had to spare, and then pour what was left of her oil in them.
The problem was that this lady didn’t have any oil to pour. She could have easily told the prophet that his solution didn’t make sense. But in faith, she trusted God instead. After gathering the empty pots, the single woman went into her home and closed the door and began to pour what little oil she had with her. As she began to pour, she saw that the oil would not run out. All she had was a little, but God took her little when she responded in faith and created much. We read that the woman, “said to her son, ‘Bring me another vessel.’ And he said to her, ‘There is not one vessel more.’ And the oil stopped. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, ‘Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.’” (2 Kings 4:6,7)
The prophet had given the woman the secret to her financial victory. She would not have known it had she not sought him out, and followed what he said. No one could have come up with such a seemingly impossible way for her to pay off her debt, except for the prophet who knew it would work.
Friend, God has a plan for you. If you are struggling with debt today and you take the time and the effort to seek Him, He has a plan to bring you to financial victory. I can’t tell you the exact details of that plan because His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. But what I can tell you is that if you will put Him and His principles first in your life, He will show you His plan for you. He will put a thought in your mind that you never had before, or bring some concept to you that shows you how to turn your financial losses into financial gain.
God has a way of cancelling out our debts and turning situations around. But you will never discover His plan for you until you seek Him first. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
It’s a promise – a promise you can take all the way to the bank.
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