Stephen Hanson
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of [a]the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 The word of the Lord came to him, saying, 3 “Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is 1 Kings 17

“Elijah rose up and he went to the brook and there I fed him and gave him water to drink. He was sustained there, and I gave the ravens to take care of him there. Should it be any surprise to you that I can sustain you in the wilderness?

Do you not know that I can take care of you? Do you not know that I can command the birds of the air to feed you and give you drink? For I AM sovereign over the earth and I take care of my own. Even though Elijah fled into the wilderness and left under circumstances that may have appeared to show a lack of courage, he was sustained by Me.

I will sustain my people in the days ahead. There will be miraculous intervention. Don’t expect to be sustained always by usual circumstances. For am I not able to clothe the fields and care for the birds of the air? Who are you oh ye of little faith? For when the winds blow and the earth erupts, I will be there. I will guide you by my very hand.

Truly the winds will blow and this nation will fall into ruin, but on that day when everything else seems to fail I will be there for you. Do not let sudden destruction or impending fear cause you to lose your focus, but trust Me above all else. ”

Stephen Hanson

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