“Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: ‘Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.’ So he did what the Lord had told him. . . . Some time later the brook dried up” (1 Kings 17:2–7a).
Sometimes God dries up one brook so He can move us to another.
Five years ago, I was thriving at my “brook.” Through my job, I got to be involved in discipling people all over the world—military people, international students. I was using my strengths while never leaving the safety of my cubicle!
Then the brook dried up. God moved me out of the cubicle and into the world. The discipling I do now is much more personal. I’ve had to become more transparent and more comfortable with the potential for rejection. I’ve learned patience and perseverance with people that I could not have learned behind a desk. I’ve grown not only as a discipler, but as a disciple.
When Elijah’s brook dried up, God sent him to a widow who provided for his needs. When our brook dries up, we may stumble and grieve, but we can trust in God’s faithfulness. His new provision will be exactly what we need.