Wednesday, 29 December 2021
“So she said, ‘As the LORD your GOD lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.'” – I Kings 17:12 NKJV
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
There is a saying that says that “when you come to the end of yourself, GOD begins”, this saying is beautifully illustrated in the Scripture above about the widow. The widow had come to the end of herself and she had made an exit plan for her and her son, that she would cook their last meal, eat and die. This takes us back to walking in what GOD has said about us (walking in faith) as opposed to what the natural (facts) look like. In the natural it was over, this was the last food that they had.
GOD’s promise of Jeremiah 29:11 has not changed, GOD still has amazing plans for our lives, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope. “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4 NKJV. The Scriptures are given for our learning, and the above account tells us that even when we think it’s over, GOD is still able to show up. Step out of the enemy’s narrative for your life and into the Lord’s path and plan. Be encouraged, be strengthened, GOD is still a Restorer, He hasn’t changed, He’s the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
Step out of the enemy’s narrative for your life and into the Lord’s path and plan