“But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with You, torn down Your altars, and killed everyone one of Your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”
1 Kings 19:9b-10
Today’s story is such a great reminder that the Bible is full of normal people, yet God so powerfully used them. Elijah had just witnessed a remarkable miracle take place. Not only did he prove that his God was the One True God, but also proved that baal had no power at all. However, when the story was reported to Jezebel, King Ahab’s wife, she issued a death warrant for his Elijah’s life. Yet instead of standing firm in the victory and power of God he had just witnessed, he ran away. So great was his fear, that he hid in a cave.
So often, in our lives, when we witness great victories in Christ, the enemy comes and puts doubt in our hearts and tempts us to dis-believe in God. Even the great prophets of the Bible, like Elijah, had moments of fear and dis-belief. Yet even in those times, God is still gracious and continues to remind of His great love for us and for others.
Let us never become so comfortable that we don’t rely on God for our every battle and need. Victory is in Christ alone. Let us continue to build on the foundation that is Jesus Christ. Let us remember that God can continue to use us in spite of our weakness’ and doubts. We are made strong in Him. Let us not be content with yesterday’s blessings but seek God a fresh every day.