Elijah told the widow to first prepare a small loaf of bread for him but not to fear because the Lord has promised the flour and oil would not run out. That means she was asked to first give of what she had to the Lord’s servant before the miracle would be seen. That required her to trust in the Lord, and be obedient to the Lord’s word.
America seems to be increasing in wickedness against, and irreverence to, the Lord. Today, we tolerate or even accept things that God hates. Our culture seems as if it is becoming more-and-more like what the Bible describes, “because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). But it’s not too late for America yet! We still have time to repent and return to God.