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Overcoming Disappointment — 4 Comments

  1. Lessons from Elijah

    Do you recall Elijah’s story? An Old Testament prophet, he called down fire from heaven and destroyed 450 prophets of Baal. However, after hearing what Elijah had done and learning that he had killed the prophets, Jezebel, the wicked queen, threatened Elijah’s life. Physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted, Elijah spent his last ounce of energy running for his life! When he came to a broom tree, he sat beneath it and prayed that he might die.

    “I have had enough, Lord,” he said (1 Kings 19:4). Sound familiar?

    Notice when discouragement struck: immediately after a time of great spiritual victory. It also came when Elijah felt physically, emotionally, and spiritually depleted. Exhaustion is fertile ground for discouragement to take root.

    How did God respond to Elijah in his exhausted state? What lessons can we learn from Elijah and apply to our lives?

    Cure for Discouragement

    Replenish yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. When faced with overwhelming circumstances and emotions, it helps to temporarily step away from the situation for the purpose of replenishment. Jesus daily faced throngs of people demanding His time and attention; yet, He often went away to a quiet place to commune with the Father. He rose from those times of communion strengthened and encouraged, able to face life’s trials and temptations.

    Trust in Him and pour out your feelings honestly to God in prayer. Pour your heart out to God in prayer. He can handle your feelings of frustration, self-pity, anger, and depression. God’s Word says, “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (Psalm 62:8).

    Seek God’s truth and perspective. When we are teetering on the brink of discouragement, it is easy to lose perspective. Spend time in God’s Word and let it serve as a mirror, reflecting His truth into your life and circumstances. Memorize Scripture and hide it in your heart.
    God responded to Elijah’s need with love, mercy, and compassion. Know that He will do the same for you.
    THIS IS THE TRUTH everyone especially now gets disappointed, BUT IT NO WAY DISQUALIFIES YOU FROM A BREAKTHROUGH….  KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO GET NEXT TO YAHWEH AND STAY THEIR UNTIL THIS IS OVER.
    Be careful on who you listen to…  you will know YOUR FATHERS VOICE

    • I believe you. You have to let go of flesh meaning bitterness,hate,and anything thats not like God you have to let go that God can use you in the season now to show the ones That God is real in love. You have to let go that God can shine threw you. You listen right from God our father. Be Bless

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