Daily Encouragement Day 100 – 1 Kings 19

Victory often produces vulnerability.  After his spectacular public defeat of eight hundred and fifty false prophets, Elijah fled for his life when he received a threatening message from Queen Jezebel.  In his depression and despair, Elijah was nourished by an angel as he headed south all the way to Mount Horeb.  There in a cave on the mountain, the Lord gently dealt with him.  The Lord was not in the violent wind or the earthquake or the fire, but He spoke to Elijah in a still small voice.  The Lord instructed His despondent prophet to return north and anoint Hazael as king over Syria, Jehu as king over Israel, and Elisha as his successor.



Lord, I thank You for the gentle ways in which You encourage me in times of despondency.  May I learn to fear and trust You rather than people, and may I have the courage to carry out Your commands to the honor of Your name.

Meditation passage for today: verses 11-13, 18