Daily Archives: July 16, 2021

1 Kin 19-21; 2 Chronicles 17; Psalm 129; Matthew 1

“I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.(1 Kings 19:4b-5[CSB])

Have you ever said that to God? Have you been tempted to say that to Him? I know I have. You’ve done your best, you have worked hard for Him, but it still comes out wrong, or people still complain, or you still have bad things happening to you after doing all God has asked of you. You/I don’t get a break, even — so it seems — from the God we serve.

But like Elijah who uttered these words we don’t know the whole story and later on we find that he is not alone. There were at least 7,000 Israelites that were still true to the God they served.

The next time you feel like giving up remember Elijah. Remember you are not alone. Keep your eyes on the God of the universe who is working out His will in your life and the lives of others. So don’t give up. Stay the course.

Father God when we feel like giving up, like we’ve had enough remind us of Elijah who felt the same way, but whom you encouraged and still used for your honor and glory. We pray these things in Your wonderful and powerful name, Amen.

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