A Reminder: Has your Brook Dried Up?

scenic view of lake in forest

Have you been experiencing a time of dryness in your life? Pause 

For a moment and read of Elijah’s account from the book of 1 Kings 

17:1-7, (1)” And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitant of Gilead, said 

To Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there 

Shall not be dew nor rain these years except at my word.” (2)” Then the 

Word of the LORD came to him saying.” (3)” Get away from here and turn 

Eastward, and hide by the Brooke Cherith which flows into the Jordan.” 

(4)” And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded 

The ravens to feed you there.” (5)” So he went and did according to the word 

Of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into 

Jordan.” (6)” The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread 

And meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.” (7)” And it happened after 

A while that the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.” 

Elijah’s brook had dried up and to make matters worse, there was a severe famine 

Throughout the entire land- yet read it for yourself Yahweh’s instructions to him 

From verses 8-9 (8)” Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “(9)” Arise, 

Go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there see, I have commanded 

A widow there to provide for you.”  

In your walk with Yahweh, have you been faithful and obedient, but you are experiencing 

A drought and is it as if Abba Father are eluding you? As you ponder this question may the 

Seed of faith given to you while you were in your mother’s womb come alive as you read 

Of Elijah’s obedience from verse (10)” So he arose and went to Zarephath and when 

He came to the gate of the city; indeed, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he 

Called to her and said,” Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 

What is so encouraging is the level of Elijah’s faith and the obedience of the widow 

Woman! I hear it resounding again, has your brook dried up? Has every door seemingly 

Closed in your face and does your back seem to be against the wall? Does Yahweh seem 

So far away and day are dark? The Word is speaking only this time it is of abundance 

Of rain springing up a river of blessings without measure flowing into your life! While you 

Are going through these exceedingly challenging times is so important to keep hope alive. May the 

Words of this poem entitled When Days Are Dark “When days are dark and nights are long, 

And you are faltering in your faith look up there is hope from above. The Father of light is 

Calling you by your name, He sees your tears, and feels your pain- help is on the way. God, 

Your Father has plans of hope and a bright future for you. Keep looking up and praying to 

Your Father above, your dark days are now days of light, your faith is building stronger and 

Stronger with each passing day.”   

Has your brook dried up? Pause and calmly think about this, could it be that Abba Father 

Has allowed your brook to dry up to bring you to your place of destiny? Think about it- 

Could it be that if Yahweh had allowed the ravens to feed Elijah and the Brook to stay filled? 

With water-Do you think Elijah would have really gone to Zarephath so willingly? Is it possible that 

Would he have just stayed there the entire time of the famine? Could it be that sometimes you 

And I depend more on people and things instead of the LORD? What may seem like your worse 

Nightmare could become a well spring of life if you would remain faithful and obedient even 

When your brook dries up- Yahweh, catapulted Elijah to show Himself as Jehovah El Shaddai, 

Through the faith and obedience of a widow woman- then He took him to another dimension 

By raising the widow’s son to life all in the fore mentioned chapter. When days are dark and 

Your brook is dried up look to Him, who calls you by your name. For your days of solitary 

Confinements are over rise and walk to your place of destiny! 

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