Looking Back: Widow at Zarephath

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This precious widow’s story has taken on loads of new meaning given all that we’ve walked through this year. I wonder how many people find themselves at the end of their rope right now, just like she was. Or how many are (or feel as though they are) at death’s doorstep, unsure what to do next.

This story reminds me of the goodness of God and his provision for us even in the most dire of circumstances. The plight of this mother wasn’t lost on God. He wasn’t too busy dealing with something or someone else to notice her—he knew the state of her heart and designed a miracle just for her small family.

Life often doesn’t look how we planned it to, but that doesn’t change the character of God.

How have you seen God’s provision in your life?

How has God invited you into the miraculous?

To go Deeper: Read Faithful Canaanite Woman, Pilate’s Wife

Check out Behold! No matter what our circumstances look like, let’s spend time in God’s presence, seeking his face and not just his gifts. 

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Work in Progress

I realized lately that I’ve not been in the best mental or emotional state. I’ve been incredibly stressed for the last few weeks and have, honestly, not been handling it all that well. I’m grateful for that revelation and for the people around me who are giving me grace in spite of my utter foolishness.

When I’m in seasons of stress and I’m reacting poorly to the circumstances of life, I am the queen of justifying my actions. I can mentally contort myself into believing that my behavior is the correct one even when, at my core, I know that’s the furthest thing from the truth.

Today’s unnamed woman showed incredible grace and kindness during one of the most stressful situations a person can face: almost certain death.

Then the word of the Lord came to him [Elijah]: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and…

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