Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Kings 17:5-7 (KJV); So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
God instructed Elijah to go to the brook Cherith. But a time came when the brook dried up.
This is an example of a man in the perfect will of God experiencing an end to godly provision.
His situation is similar to that of many Christians today. You might be in the perfect will of God but the brook to which the Lord sent you has dried. How do you respond?
The Bible does not say that the ravens ceased to bring him flesh and bread, only that the brook dried. Some people may continue to live at the brook, depending on only the provisions of the ravens without water until they realise that their bodies cannot live without water.
Others might doubt the will of God in sending them to Cherith because they do not understand how His provisions can dry up.
If I translate this into day to day life, I would ask; what do you do when you receive that letter from the management of your company telling you that they are laying off the majority of the task force, you inclusive? What do you do when the individual who was sponsoring your studies is suddenly incapacitated and cannot do so anymore?
Some people are destroyed whenever a door closes because they do not know how to look to God.
Understand that the Lord is a God of seasons and times. You must have the wisdom to discern that a season has ended and a new season is coming your way. Sometimes, brooks must dry for you to be elevated to your next level. For every brook that dries, there is another way God has planned to provide for you.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 9:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: The Lord is a God of seasons and times. You must have the wisdom to discern that a season has ended and a new season is coming your way. Sometimes, brooks must dry for you to be elevated to your next level. For every brook that dries, there is another way God has planned to provide for you.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this wisdom. Thank You for the changing seasons in my life. I know what to do when doors close and brooks dry. I look to You as my source, foundation and the author and finisher of everything that pertains to my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.