Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Elijah had defied King Ahab, survived a ruthless manhunt, and outdueled the prophets of Baal. During a severe drought, he had been fed by ravens. Yet, when threatened by Queen Jezebel, he fled for his life. He seemed overwhelmed and ready to give up. Perhaps he felt that he had failed God by fleeing. Perhaps he was emotionally and spiritually exhausted.

Elijah needed to realize that he was not invincible but merely human and prone to fail and fall short, just like the rest of us. Through a time in the desert, he reestablished his relationship with God and learned more about Him. Most of all, he learned that God was the key to his success.

You may have similar experiences. No matter what you have done for God’s kingdom, you, too, might find yourself falling short. You may be aware of your human weaknesses or do something that might not have pleased God. Or you may just feel tired and weak.

The Bible reminds us that in every situation we face, “the excellence of the power” we experience is of God and not of us (2 Corinthians 4:7). Do not give up or become depressed or discouraged, but remember that God is with you. Think about His promises and all He has done for you. Start praising His name and thanking Him.

Today, humble yourself before God. Look to Him. He will be faithful and supply your needs.