God graciously rebuilt Elijah's life out of the ashes of despair and would use him once more. What lessons do you think you or I could use? Here are a few principles that we need to apply whenever the spirit of despair and vulnerability seems to overshadow our lives.
- Being dedicated to Christ doesn't immunize us from discouragement or despair.
- Fatigue can make us more susceptible to despair.
- We need to invest our energies in others, instead of being absorbed in our own pair.
- Communion with God is the only way to maintain the spiritual strength necessary for the battles of life. Rest in His gracious care and comfort
We can take comfort in the fact that when a great man was expected to ride to the rescue, God chose an average man-Elijah. This ordinary man, armed only with the resource of praying to an extraordinary God, was God's instrument to have a great impact on tn entire generation.
We have seen that Elijah was far from perfect, however, He struggled with the same things we face. That encourages me. If God used a nobody from nowhere like Elijah, perhaps He will use people like you and me! The challenge, however, is not to pursue greatness but to make ourselves available to our great God's desire to work in us and through us.
f you don't know the God who loves and cares deeply for every person on earth, I have good news: His love has already been fully extended to you. We read in John 3:16, one of the best known verses in the Bible:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,k that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. This promise of eternal life is offered to ordinary people by this extraordinary God.
Continue to have a Blessed Day:
And, "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers."