1 Kings 19:14 - And he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, torn down Thine altars and killed Thy prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
Much of Elijah's discouragement came from the false expectations he had placed upon himself. In his dejection, alone and hurting, Elijah withdrew into a "cave."
For us, self-pity can also be a "cave," a dark hole of loneliness and pain, where all we really hear is the echo of our own voice magnifying and distorting our problems. When we become sick with discouragement, it is easy to lose our perspective.
For Elijah, might manifestations had been signs of God's approval, but something "NEW" was coming that required a fresh submission to the living God.
There are times when the Lord must expand our understanding of His will, actually liberating us from the container of our previous experiences.
The cry for a fresh experience of God is at the core of being open to believe for something "NEW." Newness is always possible to those who believe.
Things on Which to Meditate:
I BELIEVE GOD IS WORKING A NEW WORK IN ME.
NEW THINGS REQUIRE A NEW LANGUAGE.
MY SELF TALK DRAWS ME CLOSER OR DRIVES ME FURTHER FROM EXPERIENCING NEW THINGS.
THINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN THE WAY THEY ARE GOING TO BE BECAUSE GOD IS DOING A NEW THING IN ME.
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