24 Sep

God’s Provision in Scarcity

Passage: 1 Kings 17:1-24

“What makes the desert beautiful,” the little prince said, “is that it hides a well somewhere…Whether it’s a house or the starts or the desert, what makes them beautiful is invisible!” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


What areas of your life in this present season feel scarce?

When is a time or situation that you have seen God work in unlikely circumstances for your good?

Read 1 Kings 17:1-24. What do you learn about God from this passage? What do you learn about the human experience of living faith from this passage?

Who do you resonate with in this story, why? How does this person’s experience encourage, instruct, or correct your faith in God?

In the areas of scarcity in your life, how can you be praying for God’s provision?

Jesus became poor so that we could be rich as citizens and children in the kingdom of God. How does Jesus’s intentional scarcity for himself on the cross shape your perspective on what is lacking or challenging in your life?


Spend time praying for eyes to see God’s goodness in your present circumstances. Ask God for grateful hearts to see his goodness and receive his mercy. Enjoy the truth that God knows you fully and loves you deeply.

Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:29-30