What to do when you are discouraged.
1 Kings 19:8 – So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.
Elijah had just experienced his greatest victory in one day, both fire and rain fell from heaven. Yet nothing changed. In fact, things go worse because Jezebel vowed to kill him and he had to flee for his life. Sitting under a juniper tree, discouraged and exhausted he said in 1 Kings 19:4 ” It is enough now, O Lord take away my life.”
Have you ever reached that point? Are you frustrated by your inability to change things at home, on the job, or in the circumstances around you? There is an answer. Elijah laid down and slept. As he did, an angel touched him and said “arise and eat because the journey is far to great for you.” We need strength that can only come from a touch from God. We get so busy working for God, that we have no time to spend with Him. Consequently this makes us weaker, and unfruitful.
To restore our souls the Lord brings us back to the basics. Jesus rose early each morning to spend His first hours with the Father. There He got His strength & instructions for the day.
~ Pastor Turner