Now there was a great famine where Isaac lived. God appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you.” So Isaac stayed in Gerar, planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. He became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks, herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. King Abimelech was intimidated by Isaac. He realised that Isaac had God on his side, therefore he and his men said, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you,” (Genesis 26:28) and they wanted to make a peace treaty with him. During this time of plague and famine, do not be anxious. If you have put your faith and trust in the Living God and His Son Jesus, God will satisfy all your needs just like he blessed Isaac, so much so, the people who live among you will see that the Lord is with you.