In 1 Kings 17:1-7 we read:
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” And the word of the Lord came to him: “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
Maybe you can relate to that last statement. Your own brook has dried up. You thought you knew where life was headed. You thought God was pleased with the way you were living. You thought you had it all figured out. And then the brook dried up. You lost your job. You lost a loved one. You lost hope for the future. What do you do now?
This is the second in a nine-part series of sermons exploring practical lessons from the life of Elijah, a great hero of faith from the Old Testament, and a man who trusted God when the brook dried up.
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