When You Have Nothing – Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry

Jan. 17, 2023 Love For His People Ministry, Charlotte, North Carolina

Greetings to my family and friends of Love For His People Ministry.

Even though the new year on the Gregorian calendar had already begun, I wasn’t going to send out any message until I felt the Lord had given me one. When I considered things yet to come, even unsure within myself if they would come to be, I want to offer you this message, “When You Have Nothing”. It is a reminder to both you and me.

We will always need to believe the Lord, for more of Him and what He has called us to do. May you keep going forward in that which He has laid His hands on you to do.

More faith, Lord!

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin

Founder, Love For His People Ministry

When You Have Nothing

“Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size — abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” 2 Corinthians 12:10, THE MESSAGE

Each of us is very aware of those things we lack, abilities and provisions we hoped we had but know we don’t or have not seen as yet. Often, we get discouraged by not being able to do what we want to do, and yet realize we just don’t have what it takes to do it.

That is one reason I have long enjoyed reading biographies and autobiographies of others who have gone before us, who went out even when they knew they didn’t have it in them to do something, but against all odds went and did it anyway. They endured the struggles, the weaknesses they carried, and the obstacles that stood in their way, and so do also in ours. Their hope was tested, but even in lack, they finished the race set before them.

As I read the biography of David Wilkerson (David Wilkerson by Gary Wilkerson), a renowned preacher, teacher, author, and prophet, beginning in the 1950s on through his passing on April 27, 2011, before his 80th birthday on May 19, which he did with what he had inspired me to believe for more. Faith for more than what I have at present because of Him Who has called me, and you, to do that beyond, way beyond, we could do in our own human efforts and abilities.

You will remember David Wilkerson as the country preacher from Pennsylvania who went into the gang-filled hellhole of New York City in the late 1950s to share the Lord’s love and forgiveness to those there, including gang leader Nicky Cruz. David’s and Nicky’s stories are told in Wilkerson’s book The Cross and the Switchblade.

It causes me to ask for more faith, for more courage. To believe for that which I do not see as yet, for Hs promises declare that it will come at the right time needed.

Often when the Lord had called me to do something, I gulped and said to myself, “Lord, I will if You go before me. For if You don’t then I surely won’t.”

At other times I have found myself actually rejoicing when the situation looks so impossible, as just before one jumps off a cliff believing when I know deep in my spirit that if success is to come He will be the One proving He is capable of doing it. It somehow takes the pressure off.

I am confident we are fast approaching the times when we will no longer be able to count on our bank accounts, our government payouts, the reliability of having whatever we need available around the corner in the store or delivered to our door on an Amazon truck.

For some, those times are already here. With unemployment, sickness, or simply lack in areas we need, we feel helpless and unable to move on.

Then what do we do? Will we join those who have been deluged and deceived by that which was delivered on the social platforms they so relied upon? Or will we be found looking up, calling upon Him Who delivers?

Be it from without or within, dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ will become the reality in which He has always wanted us to abide in, for those who do call upon His Name. In the midst of all that is evil and abhorrent to mankind, He alone will be the One able and willing to take us through that which will come upon the earth, as His justice will prevail in due time. When we have nothing on which to stand but Him alone, His ability and grace will be strong and available so that even the ones most lost will have the door open before them to receive His salvation, if they so choose.

“Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10, NASU

Of this, I am most confident, even if my faith does wane in times of unbelief, that He is the One Who will uphold us and deliver us through all that comes our way.

And Who else but Yeshua to base our lives and our loved ones upon? There is none but Him.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin

Founder, Love For His People

Message #133 in this series – in the year of our Lord 01.17.23 – “When You Have Nothing” –Tuesday 11:55 am in Charlotte, North Carolina

Love For His People Ministry. is a charitable, USA humanitarian ministry started in 2010 to share the love of the Father in the nations, especially to and within Israel.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

One thought on “When You Have Nothing – Steve Martin, Love For His People Ministry

  • February 4, 2023 at 8:35 am
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    Wonderful word🙌

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