Devotional

The Widow’s Faith

April 26th, 2018 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

It is pitch dark when Ah-pi starts her day. Others in the village will wake up soon to make their way to the rubber plantation. Harvesting latex is one of the main sources of income for people living in Hongzhuang village, China. To collect as much latex as possible, the trees must be tapped very early in the morning, before daybreak. Ah-pi will be among the rubber tappers, but first, she will spend time communing with God.

 Ah-pi’s father, husband, and only son have passed away, and she—with her daughter-in-law—is providing for an elderly mother and two young grandsons. Her story reminds me of another widow in the Bible who trusted God.

The widow’s husband had died and left behind a huge debt (2 Kings 4:1). In her distress, she looked to God for help by turning to His servant Elisha. She believed that God cared and that He could do something about her situation. And God did. He provided miraculously for the dire needs of this widow (vv. 5–6). This same God also provided for Ah-pi—though less miraculously—through the toil of her hands, the produce from the ground, and gifts from His people.

Though life can make various demands on us, we can always draw strength from God. We can entrust our cares to Him, do all we can, and let Him amaze us with what He can do with our situation.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • Bible Answers LiveBible Answers Live, a live call-in program hosted by Pastor Doug that focuses on giving people the biblical answers they need ...View PlaylistSunday, 12:00 am-1:00 am

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. Common Bond in Concert

    July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Vacation Bible School

    July 23 @ 6:30 pm - July 27 @ 8:30 pm
  3. Back to School Bash

    July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Divorce Recovery Advocates For Women, Inc. Presents “Truth Laced with Grace”

    July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Gospel Sing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn

    July 28 @ 7:30 pm

From our Facebook Feed