Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Provider and the Provision

The Provider and the Provision
-Roy Lessin
Then the LORD said to Elijah, “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food.” So Elijah did as the LORD told him and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook. But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land. Then the LORD said to Elijah, “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you” (1 Kings 17 2-9 NLT).
Throughout Scripture God promises and reassures His people that He is their provider. The promises of God never change and are never depleted.
Elijah had many supernatural God stories in His life. 1 Kings 17 is one example of the amazing ways God provided for the prophet.
After Elijah spoke a prophetic word about a coming drought, he was told by God to go to a brook called Kerith. It was here that God provided food and water for the prophet in a most unusual way. But the place and the provision were not permanent.
It was not in God’s plan for Elijah to retire at the brook Kerith. One day the brook dried up! When it did, God told Elijah to move on to a new place that had been prepared for him. The new location and the means God would use to sustain him were completely different from what he had known by the brook.
God wants each of us to fully trust Him as our provider. His promises assure us that He will. However, He does not want us to put our trust in the sources or resources He uses to sustain us. Like Elijah, “our brook” may dry up, but the promise of God’s provision will never dry up under any circumstance.
God may move you to a different location, to a new job, or to a different set of circumstances, but He will always remain faithful. He is your loving Father who cares for you. He will not stop being your provider. He knows the plans He has for you, and He is working out His plan.
PS. Just before I started writing this posting I looked out our kitchen window and saw what is shown below. To me, it was the perfect visual for the thoughts I was about to write. The God who provides the Cardinal with a sheltered place from the winter snow, will also provide for you and me a sheltered place to cover us through every storm we face in life.
The Lord provides!

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