Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, 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 who have already died.” 1 Kings 19:3-5 NIV
Our minds and physical bodies often fail when we are faced with challenging circumstances. It is easier to succumb than it is for us to possess the necessary strength to tackle the issue. Although we have faced many battles, most of us feel like throwing in the towel because we are overwhelmed by yet another tribulation. Even so, there are many believers who immediately tap into the source of power and gain the strength to withstand by faithfully trusting in God.
Elijah feared the wicked Queen Jezebel because she made the declaration to take his life; it was an automatic human response to the threatening situation. Elijah the prophet realized his powerlessness and fled to an area that he considered as a safe place.
We also run away from God mentally and spiritually when we begin to utilize self-seeking tactics to resolve our battles. The result is to feel burned out and stressed over circumstances that we are powerless to resolve, and what we fail to realize is that God never expected for us to provide the solutions for victory.
The key to acquiring the necessary strength to withstand is only available by exercising our faith and trust in God.
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When we are depleted, our only source is God, and having that talk with God must be our first action everytime in every situation.
Make the commitment to stop taking on the Responsibility to Resolve; God is always available, He is Omnipotent and so full of love that He promises us:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Let go of fear, anxiety, and worries! God has always been our resource and He is fully equipped to fulfill His duty in taking on the Responsibility to Resolve our small problems and turn them into giant victories.
Bible Reading for today: 1 Kings 19
Prayer for today: Dear God, We are feeling weary from all of the issues that we are facing. We realize that self-reliance is not the option that you intended for us to choose. We ask you to forgive us for excluding you when we are facing life’s battles. We ask for your divine intervention and the strength, faith, and perserverance while you bring resolution to our difficulties. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. We ask in the worthy name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019