17 MAY

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

Nothing time

‘The brook dried up.’ 1 Kings 17:7 NIV

That moment when things run out. A dream dies. A relationship ends. Resources or finances reach zero. That’s when God can minister to us by providing seemingly unreal, supernatural ways forward. That ‘nothing’ time is actually really precious: it’s a moment when God invites us to rely on Him for a way forward, when our way has run out. Elijah sat at a brook and watched it wither up and dry out. Our faith journey isn’t complete until, one day, we’re left with nothing like he was. God let Elijah trust Him for a supernatural way forwards when that thing he desperately needed ran out. It took real faith, trust that God would actually come through. We can’t just rely on theoretical faith in those moments. Just knowing the facts about God won’t do it for us. We need God to come through in real time, and we need to trust that He will. And so, as we trust Him in the real world for real things, God makes our faith tougher, more muscular. If God had led Elijah immediately to the solution, Elijah would’ve missed all of that, and his faith would’ve stayed young and weak. So if you’re stuck in a nothing time today, take a boost from this: God is watching how you trust Him, and He’s longing for you to grow your faith. Now’s the time to trust God to pour out heaven’s resources to meet your need.

What now?
Are you watching things fall apart around you? Honestly check yourself: how does this make you feel about God? Are you finding it difficult to trust Him? Chat these things through seriously with God.

1 King 1-2, Acts 2:22-47

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