“So Elijah did as the Lord told him, and camped beside Kerith Brook, east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he drank from the brook. But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land” (I Kings 17:5-7).
Does this sound familiar to your life’s experience? Have you been rolling along, and suddenly your brook dried up? Business was great until the brook dried up. The blessings were flowing until the brook dried up. Life was easy. Then the brook dried up.
John Bunyon was a faithful servant of God, living in 17th century England. He preached against the godlessness of his day until the authorities threw him into prison. His opportunities to freely preach the Gospel had passed. His brook dried up.
But Bunyon accepted this as part of God’s plan. He had nothing else to do in prison, so he began to write. The result was the most read Christian document ever penned, apart from the Bible. Pilgrim’s Progress has been read by millions of people around the world.
When your brook dries up, remember this – God is still at work.
Recovery Step: When life is easy, when challenges abound, when your brook dries up – get ready. God is still at work.