Our God Can Deliver You
The Widow’s Olive Oil
4 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.” (2Kings 4:1-7).
What an interesting story. God never runs out of supplies for His children! Bur we often worry for nothing, We have read in the Bible how God delivered HIs people on many occasions, yet when hard times come our way, we tend to panic and maybe throw up our hands and give up. God never has, nor will He ever run out of supplies and miracles for the deliverance of His own. When our health is failing, or our bank account is low, or our relationship with someone is waining, we need, in that moment, to call out to the Lord and ask for His help. He has the solution to the problem if we will but ask for it. God is waiting, Call out your problem to Him right now!