1 Kings 17:6-7 (NKJV) – Prophet Elijah and the widow at Zarephath
6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
What should we do if our financial brook (stream) runs dry? Suppose we’ve lost our job or our business has failed and there are no savings to rely on. What would our reactions be? What could possibly run through our minds with the increasing number of bills to be paid? Is there answer in the Bible that we can hang on to?
A common response is to worry or to act in fear of the uncertain future, but the Lord Jesus has commanded us as believers NOT to worry (Matt 6:25-34). The Lord reminded his disciples that the birds don’t worry about where their next meal is coming from, and yet the Creator God feeds them. Instead of worrying too much about tomorrow, Jesus said we should “seek FIRST His Kingdom and His Righteousness, and all these things (our basic human needs) will be given to us as well” (Matt 6:33).
More often than not, God uses our financial circumstances to teach us to trust Him more completely. In the furnace of afflictions, we looked to the Living God to deliver us. In His mercy and compassion, He changes the circumstances around us to lead us into some new place, new business and/or a new ministry.
In 1 Kings 17:6-7, we note that the brook at Zarephath had been God’s provision for Prophet Elijah at that time, but when He was ready to lead Elijah elsewhere, He caused the brook to run dry.
In our learning, when our financial brook runs dry, we need to draw closer to God. He will guide us to water again. He will refresh us again with new opportunities. The Lord Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrew 13:8). He will provide a financial lifeline to us in our times of need. He has promised to be with us always, even to the end of the age (Matt 28:20).
I love the words of Apostle Paul in Galatians 2:20 (NKJV): “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Christ loved us dearly. He gave His life for us on the cross of Calvary 2000 years ago so that we can live again for His glory.
Jesus Christ is the true and living God and I believe with all my heart that He will guide us to water again in a new and plentiful financial brook (stream) and to be a channel of blessing for the work of His Kingdom in the coming days and years, if the Lord tarries in His second coming. God specializes in supernatural turnarounds. Hallelujah!
The Bible exhorts us as believers to always have FAITH in the miracle working God and to draw close to Him daily.
With God on our side, all things are possible! (Mark 10:27).
Be exceedingly blessed my brothers and sisters.
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Scripture References :
1. Psalm 34:9-10 (NKJV)
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
2. Proverbs 10:3 (NKJV)
3 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish,
But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
3. Matthew 6:25-34 (NKJV) Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
4. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
5. Matthew 28:20 (NKJV) – Words of Jesus
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
6. Mark 11:22 (NKJV)
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God….”
7. Mark 10:27 (NKJV)
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”