Daniel Garnett, Southern Baptist Chaplain, North American Mission Board

READ James 5:17-18

“As human as we are (NLT).”  Have you ever really stopped for a second to ponder what those particular words entail?  Was Elijah a hero of the faith?  I believe he was.  But have you ever read the account of him in 1 Kings 19 when he was running for his life because Queen Jezebel was trying to kill him?  He became so discouraged in his situation that he asked God to take him off of this earth.  Quite frankly, it’s hard to get much lower than that.  Here we have this hero of the faith wanting to die because the journey has become too difficult.  Thankfully the story doesn’t end there because, at just the right time, God brings healing in Elijah’s life and restores his ministry. 

I believe we all face the “dark night of the soul” at some point in our lives whether it is due to some type of sin we have allowed to creep in or whether it is some outside circumstance that has rocked our world.  But know this, no matter how dark life may become, God wants to bring healing in your life and use you in ways you could never ask or imagine and I believe He wants you start right at home.  Was Elijah a hero of the faith?  Sure!  But he was also a man just like us.

PRAY:
God, we give you thanks that you are a God who has promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  Help us to walk faithfully with you no matter how dark life may become knowing that no amount of darkness can overcome the light of Jesus within us.

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