2 Kings 4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Your seemingly impossible situation should not be seen as an excuse to give up, but rather as an opportunity to use your faith. Every time throughout the scriptures that men and women of God used their faith, what was previously impossible became possible.
The widow of 2 Kings 4 used her faith amid a very difficult situation. Her husband had died leaving a large debt behind and those that were owed, came to take her two sons as slaves to cover the debt. Although the situation looked hopeless, she believed that there was a way out. Because she believed there was a way out, she went in pursuit of God’s solution for her situation by taking the matter to the prophet Elisha. The instruction that Elisha gave her was to borrow as many vessels as she could from her neighbours and pour the little oil that she had in the large vessels that she had borrowed. How could her little container of oil fill many larger containers with oil? What she was told to do never made sense, but she did it anyway and the oil never stopped flowing until she had no vessels left. She sold the oil and paid the debt that was owed and was left with money to spare to feed her family. The widow used her faith and her situation changed for the better.
There are three lessons (3) we can learn from the widow as to how to use our faith. Firstly, keep believing there is a way out regardless of how the situation may look. If you believe there is a way, a way will be created.
Secondly, use your faith by pursuing God’s solution. One evidence that your faith is in God is that you seek His solution. Pursue His solution through prayer; it might also be necessary to share the situation with a trusted man of God like the widow did. God’s solution normally comes in the form of an instruction directly from Him or through a man of God.
Finally, use your faith by carrying out the instruction exactly as it was given to you. Use your faith by applying these three steps and things that you previously thought you could not do.
Life Application: Rather than telling yourself that it cannot be done, use your faith to create the outcome you want by believing that there is always a way by seeking God’s solution and carrying out his instruction.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for always making a way. Increase my faith in you daily. In Jesus’ name, amen.