What Elijah Teaches Us About Discouragement

If anyone understood what discouragement felt like, it would be the prophet Elijah. After a great victory on Mount Carmel, he received a death threat from the wicked queen Jezebel. Fearful, he fled into the wilderness of Beersheba.  He prayed, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.” (1 Kings 19:4) Yet, in that desolate place, God met him, strengthened him, and gave him a renewed mission. (You can check out 1 Kings 18-19 to discover the whole story.) 

Here are 3 must-know truths that we can learn from Elijah’s experience.

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Yesterday, Today, Forever—He Is Faithful

 
Throughout life, few things remain the same. Children grow up. Friends move away. The sands of culture shift rapidly under our feet. Yet, in every circumstance of life, we have a God who never changes. At our church in Sydney Mines, we are so thankful for His faithfulness. Moses reminded the Israelites in Deuteronomy 7:9, 

“Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;” 

Here are 3 truths that help us understand God’s faithfulness.

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Never Give Up: The Courageous Life of Missionary David Brainerd

 

“Here am I, Lord, send me. Send me to the ends of the earth. Send me to the rough, the savage pagans of the wilderness. Send from all that is called comfort in earth or earthly comfort. Send even to death itself if it is be in Thy service and to promote Thy kingdom.” -David Brainerd 

Here is the stirring story of the American missionary David Brainerd.