When Your Brook Dries Up

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


1 Kings 17:7

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.


The prophet Elijah had called for a drought in the land of Israel before King Ahab. He had said, “It will not rain until I say so.” At that point, the Lord spoke to Elijah and told him to run from there and that He would lead him to the brook in the Kerith Ravine. Sure enough, there was water to drink and ravens that the Lord sent to feed him each day. Soon the brook dried up, because of the drought Elijah had called for. When his brook dried up, God led Elijah to another place of provision.


Here’s what to do “When Your Brook Dries Up.” Obviously, the “brook” in this story was God’s place of supply and provision for His servant Elijah. When you and I see ourselves as a servant of the Lord, we can assume these same principles apply to us. When Elijah’s brook dried up, he did three things. First, Elijah WAITED on the Lord. He didn’t fret or weep or pace back and forth across the empty brook bed. Instead, he waited on the Lord. Second, Elijah LISTENED. He didn’t beg God, yell at God, or cry that we know of. Instead, he listened. When he listened, God spoke to him with direction. Finally, Elijah OBEYED. God told him to go to Zarephath, and that a widow would provide for him there. Elijah obeyed the Lord, and he was taken care of there for years. In time, our brook always dries up. When it does, everything will work out if we WAIT and LISTEN and OBEY.


Dear Jesus,

This AM, I am once again reminded that things never remain the same. It’s Your way of helping us depend on You and not ourselves. Like Elijah, today I’m facing a dried up brook. With Your help, I will WAIT, LISTEN, and OBEY Your commands. Amen

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