Wednesday, 11 December 2013

YOU TOO CAN BE REFRESHED

TEXT; 1 KINGS 19:7-8
“The angel of the lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat for the journey is too much for you. So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he travelled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.”
Elijah had just had victory over the prophets of Baal, and when Ahab told Jezebel about what happened; she was bent on killing Elijah. Being devastated, weak and weary Elijah flee for his dear life. “He came to a broom tree sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “ I have had enough lord he said. Take my life, I am no better than my ancestors” (1 Kings 19: 4b-5). Instead of God granting his prayer of frustration, God sent an angel to provide him with food, after eating the food he was refreshed and strength came back to his weak body, and he was able to continue on his long journey that he felt was over.
Elijah felt dejected and helpless; but in that state of confusion God provided him help (He is a compassionate God). This is an assurance that in that predicament, He has not left you to deal with it alone; help is coming your way today in Jesus name.
There are some situations in life that makes you wanting to throw in the towel, many times we think we don’t deserve what we are going through, and we don’t see a way out of it. Therefore we settle for the idea of taking a drastic decision like Elijah called on God to take his life.
Many people believe that it is better to end their lives than to continue in the problem. The scripture says there is hope for the living (Ecclesiastes 9: 4). God refreshed Elijah and restored back his strength, if you call upon God to refresh you body, soul, and spirit, He would give you strength to carry on your journey in life without getting tired or weary, and He will find solution to that pressing issue.

Elijah was refreshed and reinvigorated, you too can be refreshed, call on Him today, for His strength makes perfect in weakness.