Even after mountaintop experiences, we are prone to discouragement in such a short period of time. Only days removed from the powerful display of God’s sovereignty on Mt Carmel, Elijah runs into the wilderness and requests to die after being threatened by Jezebel. We see God’s “prescription” for Elijah and ourselves when we get to such a depressed state: take care of ourselves physically, remember that there is still work for us to do in the kingdom, God will provide us with friends to labor with us, remember that God will ultimately judge the wicked, and don’t neglect the community of believers to help bear our burdens. God tells Elijah and us as well: take the focus off yourself, get out of the cave and get busy serving God and serving others!

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