Just when you think you’ve reached the last of your resources, be reminded of the story of Elisha and the widow’s oil. She too, reached the last of her resources, she too, was facing a crisis she couldn’t solve.
Does God need the possible, to bring about His miraculous answers into our lives? No! He supersedes the possible, and works in ways we wouldn’t naturally think of. If we want to see His solutions in the midst of our crisis, we have to allow our minds to think out of the box… beyond the possible!
If He could provide Manna from Heaven, multiply a poor widow’s oil, feed the thousands with only two fish and five loaves of bread… then He can also supply water to those who love and fear Him.
As He took care of the Israelites in Goshen, keeping and protecting them from the disasters sent to Egypt due to the Pharaoh’s disobedience, so He will care for His children when they call upon His Name and trust in His Miraculous Power to preserve and keep them.
2 Kings 4:1-7
Elisha and the Widow’s Oil
1Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” 3Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. 4Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” 5So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. 6When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another.” Then the oil stopped flowing.7She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”