Read: 1 Kings 18-20
Marked: 1 Kings 19:14, And he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
As I serve the Lord in the midst of difficulty and trial, I might want to run and hide. I might even feel as if I’m the only one experiencing these things and that there are no others who will help.
But God has placed us in the body of Christ for a purpose. We are not to forsake assembly just because it’s gotten hard or we think people have forsaken God. No, we are to consider one another in order to stir up love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
God cares for us even in the difficulties and trials. He cares for Elijah and provided food and water because He knew the journey was hard (V7).
It is during difficult times we need to press in and eat the bread of life, the word of God, and drink the water of life through prayer and wait for God to show us others who will help in the work of God.
And God provided a likeminded helper in Elisha (V19). There are times we need a helper and other times we can be a helper to someone else. Trust in the Lord to provide.