“It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.” (1 Kings 19:4)
Elijah had had enough. Enough of being chased around the countryside, enough of the fickle whims of the people, enough of the hatred and idolatry of Jezebel, enough of the cultural depravity and uphill battle against sin. He wanted to die and be done. He didn’t think he had the strength to go another day or another mile.
And God didn’t argue with him. Jehovah let him sleep, and then he fed him, he gave him something cool to drink. He told him the journey ahead was too great for Elijah right now, and that he needed forty days to just recuperate.
Recovery is not the same as giving up.
… and for those of us thinking we don’t have time for recovery – are we better than our fathers?
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites