This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 23:4 (ESV)
Today I want you to know that when you lack the strength to turn to God, He will turn to you.
This is exactly what happened to Elijah, a great prophet and man of God. Recall the time when Elijah assured a widow, who was ready to die, that God wanted her to have a tomorrow and that the Lord Himself would provide for her tomorrow.
Elijah was also a master at proclaiming what he heard from God, rather than what he saw in the moment. For example, he predicted that a mighty rainstorm would come—even when there was not a dark cloud in the sky.
Yet this same Elijah, this faithful man of God, eventually became tired and weary. One day, after a long walk through the desert, he sat down under a tree and prayed that he might die. Those same inspiring words that he gave to the widow, he couldn’t offer himself. He simply told the Lord that he had had enough.
I imagine that Vanessa Bryant—the widow of Kobe Bryant—and the other surviving family and friends of this week’s tragic helicopter crash may feel just that: Lord, I have had enough.
However, when you don’t have the strength to draw near to God, He will draw near to you. After Elijah told God he wanted to die, he fell fast asleep. God immediately sent one of His angels to feed, comfort, and restore Him.
As you put your life’s sudden losses and uncertainties into God’s hands today, remember these words: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (ESV)
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So today, He has you.