Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Your Provision Changes

When the Jews were slaves in Egypt, their provision came from their masters. But when Moses led them through the Red Sea into the wilderness, they needed a new source of provision. God sent them food from heaven during that time. “The Israelites ate manna for 40 years, until they came to an inhabited land. They ate manna until they reached the border of the land of Canaan” (Ex. 16:35).

They changed locations again and needed a new source. “The manna ceased on the day after they had eaten some of the produce of the land, so that the sons of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate some of the yield of the land of Canaan during that year” (Joshua 5:12).

When a famine hit, God told Elijah to go to the brook Cherith and commanded the ravens to bring him food (1 Kings 17:4-7). When the brook dried up, God told him to change locations and go to Zarephath for food. (If God Knows What I Need, Why Should I Pray? p.184)

One day your provision will change. Many people have lost their jobs. Many go through divorce and must find new provision. Others can’t work for various reasons. When your provision changes, keep three things in mind:

1. Remember that God is your provider. When you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, He takes responsibility to be your provider. He may provide through your job or in other ways.
2. If your brook dries up, you may need to change locations. When you lose your source of provision, God can show you like He did Elijah where to go to find new provision.
3. No matter how bad your situation, trust God to provide. He’s aware of what you’re going through and has a plan for your life. Ask Him to reveal what to do.

For more about trusting God to provide, read The Sure Cure for Worry ($2.99)
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