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April 1, 2020 2:00 am
In this episode, Major Jerry Friday offers some beautiful encouragement through Elijah's story. You may feel worn out, scared and unsure of your future right now. But God will continue to provide.
Hi this is Chris Benjamin, the director for the Salvation Army sound just we want to take this opportunity to share some additional messages of encouragement with you from some of our hosts from shows like 24th of life in a heartbeat. We just pray that these are an extra blessing to you. If they are please share them with a friend hi everyone, my name is Jerry Friday and I'm coming to you today from Atlanta, Georgia. I've been thinking a lot over the past couple of days about my favorite Bible character in the Old Testament met Elijah. Elijah was a man who pleased God. And because of that God had a task for him. It was not a very pleasant task, but Elijah accepted that and he pronounced judgment on Ahab and Jezebel. And because of such found himself quarantined by a brook where the birds flew over every day and dropped bread from heaven. Elijah had to make a decision one day because he discovered that that brook that freshwater that God had provided dried up. He had to make a decision, do I continue to trust God. Do I continue to seek God's counsel and advice or do I turn my back and give up. Thank goodness he chose to trust God. He trust to go to God and seek God's counsel God told him to go to the city where he would find a well with a woman who would provide for him something to eat and something to drink and when Elijah got there. The woman responded sir. I only have a little bit of oil and a little bit of meal left.
I'm not going to be able to feed you anything because I'm going to use that to feed my son and myself. Our last meal. Elijah said no, God sent me you go home and you cooked that meal for you and your son and me and we all know the story. The meal never ran out the oil didn't run dry. God provided for them. I am so thankful that Elijah in his time of crisis when he found himself with his brook dried up, trusted God and I hope and I pray for you that you will do the same thing. I'm sure many of us have felt like our brook is dried up and felt like God is turned his back on us that we have nowhere to seek guidance or counsel that we can trust but I promise you my friends, if you will be like Elijah, if you'll turn to God. If you trust in God, he will provide. God ended up blessing Elijah and others through him, and I pray that's the case for us. I pray that God will bless us and that God will use us to bless others through these difficult times. Trust God, believe that he has something better for us than we ever ever dreamed for ourselves in Elijah's case, you've heard it said when God shut the door. He opens a window. Elijah's case. Oh, he opened a window in that window led to tremendous blessing. I pray those blessings for you. Don't give up, hold onto the hope that God has something better for you than you could ever dream for yourself. God bless you