Sunday, March 15, 2009


We have been talking about Elijah at our church for the past couple of weeks. He was a mighty man who experienced God’s supernatural strength to do the extraordinary. This morning, however, we studied 1 Kings 19 where we find Elijah fearful, running scared, exhausted, depressed, and wanting to die. Undoubtedly his obstacles were monumentous, but he had forgotton something of crucial importance- GOD WAS WITH HIM. Even in his despair, God sought him out and ministered to him, calling him back to faith.

We are by no means where Elijah was in 1 Kings 19, but we can imagine that this process of waiting has the capacity to drain our faith. Knowing this, we want to keep at the forefront of our mind GOD'S TRUTH. Our lives are in the hands of a God who loves us and loves our future children more than we ever could!!! In every circumstance of life, we must rest in that, both now and in the days to come. First Corinthians 13:7 says “love . . . believes all things, hopes all things.” The same is true for faith according to Heb. 11:1. But 1 Corinthians 13:7 also says, “love bears all things, . . . endures all things.” Notice that, believing and hoping is located directly between bearing and enduring.

May HIS peace guard your heart and mind as you trust in him this week!

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