We’ve battled hard with discouragement this week, but we’ve also had friends come alongside and encourage us – for which we are very thankful. The Lord has also uplifted us through our own prayer and studies, especially Clayton’s study of 1 Kings 19. If even Elijah could grow lonely (v10) and weary (v4) in his ministry, then we know we are not beyond temptation. Yet it was the restoration (v7) and revelation (v11-12) of Yahweh that put Elijah back on the path of ministry. Pray that we would be laser-focused on Christ and His Word, and that we would gaze beyond the earthly, into the eternal.
“If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, ‘my foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” (Psalm 94:17-19)