MONDAY, JUNE 13
7 But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.
8 Then the Lord said to Elijah, 9 “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”
1 Kings 17:7-9 (NLT)
WHY DO I RESIST TRUSTING GOD? I’M COMFORTABLE.
The mother eagle teaches her little ones to fly by making their nest so uncomfortable that they are forced to leave it and commit themselves to the unknown world of air outside. And just so does our God to us. He stirs up our comfortable nests, and pushes us over the edge of them, and we are forced to use our wings to save ourselves from fatal falling. Read your trials in this light, and see if you cannot begin to get a glimpse of their meaning. Your wings are being developed. (Hannah Whitall Smith)
God pushed Elijah out of the nest when the “brook dried up.” God used this dry season to shape Elijah and the widow at Zarephath. The God Who provides the water can also withhold the water. As Elijah was about to find out, God had another place already prepared for him. So it is with us! When your brook dries up, God has another channel of blessing already lined up for you!
Sometimes, the brooks of life dry up because God is pleased with us and desires to take us on to new and better things. He knows us and He knows that we would be reluctant to leave a place where everything was comfortable. Therefore, He will dry up our brook causing us to be willing to go where He leads us. Our supreme thought should be: “Am I where God wants me to be?” Is God drying up any brooks in your life?
Praise God for using dry seasons in your life for good. Ask God to show you what’s next in areas He is drying up.