Christian Devotional – August 8, 2020

Double Portion – #30

God keeps track of all the details and the timing. Read 2 Kings 8:1-6.

Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will even come on the land for seven years.” So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. At the end of seven years, the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went out to appeal to the king for her house and for her field. Now the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Please relate to me all the great things that Elisha has done.” As he was relating to the king how he had restored to life the one who was dead, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and for her field. And Gehazi said, “My Lord, O king, this is the woman and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.” When the king asked the woman, she related it to him. So the king appointed for her a certain officer, saying, “Restore all that was hers and all the produce of the field from the day that she left the land even until now.”
2 Kings 8:1‭-‬6 NASB

Elisha isn’t even in this story and yet how God used Elisha through this woman’s life is the reason that we have this story included. God knew the exact timing of everything. God knew about the famine and had Elisha warn the woman and her son. As they left, they left not knowing what they would come back to. When they came back, God was already at work and moving to make sure that they would have everything that they needed. God was the one who had the king listening to the story of the acts of Elisha. God was the one who happened to have the woman show up at just that right time.

We may not understand why God does things the way that he does, but we can trust that he has a reason and that his timing is 100% perfect. Are we walking in the confidence of knowing that God is moving in our lives? Even when we can’t see him, God has a plan and his timing is perfect.

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