Day 19 1 Kings 19:4-5

“When you Feel Like Giving Up!”.

“Then he went on alone into the desert, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.” (1 Kings 19:4-5).

“I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life…”  Are you tired? Oh, if someone told you the trials and tribulations that you have to face when accepting Christ into your life, would you have ran away into the desert? Even today, I speak to many Christians who feel beat up. They have been so faithful for some long that sometimes they long to bypass living in this world and long to worship Our Father in Heaven. Some long to be just like Elijah and ask that the Lord take the Breath away from them.
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But what did the Lord do? He sent an Angel to Feed Elijah. Why didn’t God let Elijah die as he requested, because God has a greater plan than death. For the Lord let Elijah rest, but soon the Father Call him to the mountain to see His Glory. Beloved, I know there are many of us at different stages in our life. So many Christians today feel like they are dead to God and His purpose for their life, but I tell you this, you are not dead, but sleeping underneath the broom tree! If it was Gods will for you to die, you would be dead, But God has kept you and sustains you even through all your circumstances.
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“And he did deliver us from Death and will continue to deliver us.” (2 Corinthians 1:10) God will never forsake you. He has delivered you from death and he will continue to deliver you. Elijah lay under the tree and asked to die, but God did not take his life, he sustained it. Never give up! God is calling that in this time of Pressure and in this time of need, we should be broken and down on our knees in Prayer.
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“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could deliver him out of death. And God heard his prayers because of his reverence for God. So even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.” (Hebrew 5:7-8)
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“With a Loud cry and tears…Jesus was God’s Son; he learned obedience from the things he suffered.” Even the Jesus Cried and Suffered, how much more do we suffer? It is by loud cries and tears that the Lord answers our prayers and pleading. If you are feeling the pressure to give up, cry out to Jesus. Cry out to our Father in Heaven to send his Angel to be by your side. Elijah thought he was running away from the Father in the Desert to die, but what he didn’t realize that he was running into the arms of the Lord. Even when you are feeling the pressure to give up, know that the Lord is not ready for you to give in. Believe, Believe, Believe! Rise up, for the Lord your God’s purpose for your Life and it was not death, but and eternity with Our Father in Heaven!

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