“Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves. Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what you [of sale value] in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil. The he said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels- and not a few, and when you come in, shut the door upon you and your sons. Then pour out [the oil you have] into all those vessels, setting aside each one when it is full. So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons, who brought to her the vessels as she poured the oil. When the vessels were all full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. And he said to her, There is not a one left. Then the oil stopped multiplying. Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest.” II Kings 4:1-7
Whenever we face situations in life and don’t know what to do about it, the answer is always in the Lord. He knows everything that we need to overcome any circumstance. The key is to make sure we go to Him first before we start trying to fix things ourselves. The Lord always has a solution for anything and everything if we humble ourselves and ask for His help. Once we ask for His help, we need to actually listen in our hearts for instructions. They may not come in that moment, but they will come if you are sincerely expecting it. You might get a prompting to do or not do a certain thing. You might also hear that still small voice instructing you to do a certain thing. However, when God speaks to us, we must then make the decision to do what he leads us to do. It will require courage, faith and patience. If you choose to be a hearer and doer of God’s instructions you will eventually come out on top.
Proverbs 3:6 tells us, “In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”
May grace, peace, perfect well-being, all necessary good, spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord! Amen