God Is Bigger Than Your Trouble

Many times, when we face hardships, heartache, and challenges, we start blaming ourselves. But as Christians, we should not be shocked when the enemy attacks us because the Bible says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous” (Psalm 34:19). The enemy is trying to make us question our faith in God and in his Word, but thank God the Bible also says, “The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17).

When the widow’s son died in 1 Kings 17, she thought God was judging her for some sin in her life. “The son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him” (1 Kings 17:17). This was the same woman God used to sustain the prophet Elijah during the famine. Because the widow obeyed the Word God spoke to her through Elijah, God rewarded her faith with a miracle of supernatural provision, and she and her household were able to survive the famine.


But the Bible says, “And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick,” and he died (1 Kings 17:17). Just when the woman was beginning to experience a breakthrough and God was working in her favor, the enemy attacked. You can be in the perfect will of God, and the devil will still attack you because he wants to challenge God’s plan and purpose for your life.

Out of grief, the woman began to blame Elijah. “And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?” (1 Kings 17:18). It is dangerous to blame God’s servants for your trouble. The widow began to hold Elijah, the very one God sent to bless her, responsible for her son’s death.
Elijah must have been under a lot of pressure. He asked the woman to give him her son, and he took the boy to his room and laid him on his bed. “And he cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?” (1 Kings 17:20).

Now Elijah began to blame God. Have you ever blamed God for something he did not do? God is not out to get you. He is not waiting for you to slip so he can judge you. God is good. He is loving and kind, and he wants to bless you. The Bible says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).


So, Elijah took the dead boy to his room, and he began to cry out to God. And God gave Elijah a revelation on how to deal with the situation. “And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again” (1 Kings 17:21). Elijah interceded for God to restore the boy’s life.

God said, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3). God answered Elijah’s prayer. “And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived” (1 Kings 17:22).


Nothing is impossible with God. The Lord raised the widow’s son from the dead. Glory to God. “And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son lives” (1 Kings 17:23).

The woman must have jumped up and screamed and laughed and cried all at once – if she was anything like my mom. “And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth” (1 Kings 17:24). The widow knew Elijah was a man of God. The miracle of the bread and oil was enough evidence to prove that God was with Elijah. But this miracle for her son took her confidence in God’s power to another level.

As children of God, we encounter tests, trials, and tribulations. But there is a God who sits on the throne. He is omnipotent and bigger than any challenge we encounter. God is faithful, and he is not punishing you for your mistakes. He will deliver you from your afflictions and use this challenge to increase your faith in him. When he moves this time in your life, you will know without a shadow of a doubt that he is who he says he is - your provider, your healer, your miracle worker. Trust him. He is bigger than your trouble.

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Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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