The Assyrians defeated every nation that crossed their path and now, they set their sights on Judah. The threat of a large army has cut off resources to Jerusalem and times are lean, for God says, “This year you will eat only what grows up by itself, and next year you will eat what springs up from that.”
But then comes these words of promise, “But in the third year you will plant crops and harvest them; you will tend vineyards and eat their fruit.” (2 Kings 19:29-30, NLT).
There may be some lean seasons in our lives, but never doubt God is at work. He is passionately committed to seeing his people flourish and spread out. Hang in there and continue to trust Him.