In this verse Elijah tells a woman who is about to starve to death along with her son to “not be afraid.” He tells her that God will provide whatever she needs at exactly the time she needs it!  The jar of floor and the jug of oil stayed full all the days of the famine in the land and she and her son had all they needed.

God has assumed the responsibility for our daily needs. In the Lord’s prayer we are to pray about them: “give us this day our daily bread.” It will come from Him. One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh, My provider. Jesus also said to his followers in Matthew 6, “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided unto you.” In verse 33 he tells us not to “worry about what we’ll eat or drink. Look at the sparrows. They neither till the soil or gather the harvest and God feeds them everyday. Jesus then reminds us that we are much more valuable than many sparrows. He won’t let us down. He will always come through for us.

You know it`s at times when you need it the most, or at times when it appears most unlikely, or in just the nick of time, that God always comes through. As the widow in 1 Kings 17:13 looked at the bottom of an empty barrel, and realized starvation was leering at her and her son,  Elijah said to her, “Don`t be afraid! Go ahead and cook that last meal, but bake me a little loaf of bread first; and afterwards there will still be enough food for you and your son.” And of course, God came through just as He promised. He came through for the woman and her son. He will come through for you and me. He always does!

“Make allowances for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13