Good Morning! My name is Heather Wingate and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of II Kings chapters 4 and 5.
II Kings 4:6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
In both of these chapters, I found so many instances of miracles performed by God through his prophet Elisha, all for people who had nothing left, or at their last rope, or even had lost everything.
What a reminder, for us as believers, that even in our darkest hour, we can cry out to Him, and He will hear. And not just that He hears, but that He cares! Our Lord God is always there. We can count on Him to be faithful; we are never alone or without hope. Even though we may not understand why unpleasant or sad things happen to us, God is there to stretch forth His hand in our time of need.
Each and every time, in these stories of desperate people crying out for God’s prophet to help them, they mentioned several times how they didn’t understand why this tragic situation was happening to them, being that they feared the Lord or were servants of God. Reading that repeatedly made me realize again that even people today who love and serve the Lord and live according to His will, can fall into hardship, not because they are deserving of punishment, but that it is God’s will in their lives.
I also noticed that each time they were to have their prayer answered, there was an obedience on their part. Even if it was strange sounding, or long and exasperating, if they obeyed exactly as they were told to do, the request they had was given to them. That really made me remember to trust God even when the road is long; and that my part is to obey, and do exactly what He commands me to do in the meantime, even if I don’t understand.
Trust God, no matter what comes into our lives. Even when we don’t understand, obey His Word, and know He hears and has a plan for us.
Thank you for being a part of the Route 66 Challenge. Thanks for reading, and you have a blessed day.
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Jeremiah 29:11
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