Go At Once to Zarephath

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: `Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food’ (1 Kings 17:7,8,9 NIV).

What should you do when the brook dries up? Should you panic? Should you think that the God who has undertaken to provide for you now prove Himself untrue to His unchanging word? There is only one thing to do: Hear the voice of God commanding you to go AT ONCE. There is no room for doubt. There is no room for waiting. You have to leave to the new destination that God is showing to you. In obedience lies your sustenance; in immediacy of obedience rests your chance to see God’s never-failing providence for your needs.

But what is preventing you today from moving out? Is it the strangeness of the place? Is it that you are wondering how a widow can possibly provide you with food? Cannot the God who ordered the ravens to feed you by the brook cause a widow to supply you with food?

Sometimes brooks do run dry in our lives. We might find the source of our sustenance dwindling and disappearing right before our eyes. Yet remember that it was God Himself who commanded you to be by the brook; and to drink from it. Now when it dries up, should your look for a solution all on your own? Listen again. The brook might have run dry. But listen! There is a fresh command. Go at once to the place God is pointing you to. And stay there. God’s provisions will never fail. His instruments which become channels of His supply to us might change. So go, at once, and stay there!