“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.” 1 Kings 17:7 KJV
No matter what happens, God is never in trouble. The brook dried up but don’t forget that God was still the one orchestrating things. He was still in charge. He spoke the brook into existence in the first instance, so how can the brook dry up. The brook dried up because of something. Let’s read the scripture:
“And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.” (1 Kings 17:8, 9 KJV).
God was up to something. There was a widow in Zarephath that needed help. So, Elijah arose and went to Zarephath as commanded and God supernaturally provided for him, the widow woman and her son.
What can we learn from this account? Don’t be afraid. God will take care of you. The Bible says we should not cast away our confidence which has great recompense of reward. You have power to reverse your situation but God will always respect your choice. The brook did not dry up because God was in trouble. God was not in trouble at all. God could have still sustained the brook all throughout the famine. Notice that the reason the brook dried up was the woman who has been faithfully serving God and needed to be sustained by the prophetic anointing that was upon Elijah.
It seems as if her life was wasted. She has been serving God and believing God, standing in faith with her son. You cannot serve God faithfully and be forsaken. It may look like God has forsaken you. But I assure you that God will always open the book of remembrance. God wants to give you sustained blessing. It is not just the one you eat now and it finishes. It must be sustained. It grows from glory unto glory.
Further Reading: 1 Kings 17:7-16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 33-34; Evening- 1 Peter 5