“In My Feelings” – 1 Kings 19:1-8

1 Kings 19:1-8

“Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.”

Elijah was exhausted, hungry and scared, so he kind of got in his feelings and expressed them to God. In grace, God didn’t get mad at Elijah, he provided for Him. He even gave Elijah the strength to keep going to the next project. 

While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following questions: 
  • Have you ever felt like Elijah? Exhausted, afraid, depressed, and in your feelings?
  • What has God used to strengthen you? (ie. His Word, people, rest, …)
  • Do you have more work to do for God’s Kingdom? 
  • Do you believe God will give you strength for the task?

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 

Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Pastor Stephen Williams

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