I Can’t Take Anymore
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 19:7-18
Key Verse: 1 Kings 19:5-6
Then she lay down under the tree and fell asleep.
All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
Elijah fell for this lie but God was faithful to come and prove its deceitfulness. God sent provisions to Elijah so he could be refreshed and strengthened to restart the faith journey with God!
It happens to most of God’s children: we stumble and lose ground to the evil one. This makes us feel bad, disappointed with ourselves, even to the point of giving up! Have you been there? I have, and like Elijah, I just wanted to lie down, fall asleep and hope the world would go away. God understands that we are formed out of dust and are frail. He comes to our aide, faithfully providing whatever is needed, just at the right time!
Is this cycle unavoidable? Are we forced by our own human limitations to fall to the evil one’s lies? It’s my opinion that we can grow into people of great strength and courage, never allowing the devil this foothold! Will the devil ever stop trying? No! Will we be tempted to believe his lies? Yes! Can we learn to quickly recognize our negative thoughts as lies of the devil, defeating them before they defeat us? Absolutely!
This kind of faith and consistent victory grows in our lives according to our diligence in the study of God’s Word. It never was Elijah’s strength that gained all those victories and it won’t be our strength either! It always has been and always will be God in us that brings the victory. Keep growing in Him!
Father, I’ll read your Word and pray with faith today. The strength I need will come through you. I receive it before I see it, by faith! In Jesus’ name, amen.