As you are committed to the work of God on the earth—choosing to invest in people, even those who are difficult to love—the Lord is placing something in your hand. He is unlocking his provision to you as well as through you. He is giving you an authority and strength that is supernatural.
You will count it all worthwhile when you realize that everything God allowed in your life was purposed to bring you to a place where one day it is nothing but Jesus! The mercy of God is bringing you to a place where your message will be all about him, the complete sufficiency of Jesus Christ.
In a spiritually bankrupt age, you will be God’s stimulus package to stir up society everywhere you go, simply by letting God be God in you. There will soon be no other bank people can go to, no other ATM, no other institution that can be trusted. However, there will always be a testimony for Jesus Christ. There will be a people inside of whom God has put the deposit of his Holy Spirit.
I am confident that you will be among those who hold forth the Word of life, not merely speaking about God’s keeping power but rather being a visible demonstration. Something of God will be birthed deep within your heart: a refined faith in his faithfulness. It will be the pure gold of confident faith in a God who has not only spoken to you but who lives within you.
As Paul wrote, “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:14-19, ESV).
In the coming days, when all else begins to fail, you will offer more hope than any theory, philosophy or bailout package that could ever be proposed. As people continually come your way, you will soon discover that the ‘last bank in America’ is you! Always open, and the supply is endless.