Remember Who Your Source Is
Faced with a serious, life-threatening scarcity of food and water, Elijah was forced to seek refuge near a brook and depend on God to use extraordinary means to feed him. But after a year of drinking from the brook, it went dry. Now, he was facing a major crisis that had just gotten far worse. No doubt he prayed because God answered.
“Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” (I Kings 17:8-9 NKJV)
Elijah responded in faith and made the long and difficult journey to Zarephath. Just because the Word of the Lord said so. And here is what happened.
“So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.”” (I Kings 17:10 NKJV)
I love it–“indeed a widow was there.” Exactly like God had said.
What a wonderful thing to know! Whatever God promises you, no matter how irrational it may it may seem at the time, no matter how risky or costly it appears, if you decide you will believe and obey Him anyhow, you will discover what Elijah discovered, “indeed it is so.” God’s Word is always true; He is always faithful.
Child of God, for this reason, if the brook ever runs dry in your life, if you lose your job, if you lose your health, if you lose a relationship, do not panic. The brook is not God, He is! The brook is not your Provider, God is! The brook is not your Source. God is! The brook can go dry, but God can not. The brook can lose its ability to meet your need, but God can not.
Remember, Paul’s word. “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19)