I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
I’m learning that this walk with the Lord is quite the adventure. Not much is certain. There will be twists and turns. Peaks and valleys. Storms and sunshine. However, the certainty is God. He doesn’t change in these unforeseen circumstances. He isn’t caught by surprise. It’s not like He has to have a crisis strategy. He’s sovereign. And I know we say that all the time, but I’m coming to truly, internally, deeply, trust it.
And it’s this one verse in a particulate story that reminded me that My God is over all things and our uncertainty is opportunity for the certainty of His character and His sovereignty to be made known.
There is a man by the name of Elijah—one of God’s trusted servants and prophets to the people of Israel during the time where evil reigned because of the Kings. I love his story because of how real our humanity is and how we have to trust Him for our daily survival.
1 Kings 17 is a great example. Elijah had just finished telling Ahab, king of Israel at the time, that a great drought was going to take place there. Right after, the Lord tells Elijah to run and hide east of the Jordan where He tells him that there will be a brook he will drink from and that He had “commanded the ravens to provide “ for him when he gets there. (1 Kings 17:2-4; Scripture of the week)
Let that sink in.
The Lord commanded the ravens. If you know anything about ravens, they aren’t cute little birds. They are out for the hunt. Always looking for left overs. So for the Lord, in His awesome sovereignty and authority, to suspend their appetite so they can bring food to Elijah itself is an incredible witness that God surely takes care of His children even when there is uncertainty. When it looks bleak. When there is a drought in the land. When you can’t see where or how it’s going to come, the Lord does what He wants. I’m amazed.
I don’t know where you are in your journey, but if you are in a season of wondering how God is going to do something, know this—the Lord will command whatever He needs to so that you will be provided for.
He’s an awesome God.