We all experience highs and lows in life. However, we must learn never to forget that God is greater than our \/s &/\s! The prophet Elijah was not only a spokesman for this concept, he was also a client. A few of Elijah’s highs consisted of God provided an unlimited supply of flour and oil for a widow where he had stayed. When the widow’s son got sick and died, Elijah through the power of Jesus resurrected him. Elijah won a battle against 450 prophets of Baal. Fire came down from heaven and consumed his offering on the altar in Mount Carmel (I Kings 18:20-30). Then Elijah prayed, and heavy rain came after seven years of drought and famine. Elijah outran the chariot of King Ahab with his God-given speed (1 Kings 18:46). In sterling contrast to Elijah’s spectacular highs, he acutely suffered great distress after the idolatrous Queen, Jezebel threatened to kill him (I King 19-20). He ran away to the wilderness and asked God to take his life. He was filled with hopelessness, fear, and despair. BUT in a stunning and remarkable ‘Rocky Balboa’ style comeback, an Angel of the Lord came and gave him food and drink (I Kings 17:2-16). In the end of Elijah’s life he didn’t experience a natural death rather, God transported him to heaven in a whirlwind ( II Kings 2:11-12). My point of encouragement is that our Abba Father knows what to do and what’s best for us when we are confronted with difficult circumstances. Therefore, we shouldn’t tune our focus merely at the negative side or front side of the obstacle(s). It behooves us to remember Elijah’s back story and how God’s upper story plan was greater than his highs and lows. As we trace back history, as early as yesterday, we should recognize and be grateful for the love God has given us and the unlimited of grace and mercy He has extends. Our hearts should be filled with gratitude and humility just like Elisha in II Kings 2:12. Despite the pangs of life, God has wonderful things in stored for our future much like, Elijah, Elisha, Peter, Paul, Moses, Noah, and all those that have preceded us in the faith because God is greater than our than our \/s&/\s!!


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