Expect to Feel Alone, But Expect Guidance: Chapter 4

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Posted by Debbie Legg

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 One of Satan’s most effective tactics of discouragement is making us feel alone in our lives.  He convinces us that no one really cares, that it’s all up to us, that no one has it as bad as we do. 
In 1 Kings 19, Elijah was having one of those moments with which I am we all are so familiar.  Here he is—alone--on Mt Sinai, pouring out his heart to God: “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”(1Kings 19:14)

Sound familiar?  Me, too.  Some plot points are the same in everyone's story.  We KNOW we are never alone, but it FEELS like we are.

I don’t know about you, but when I feel alone it almost become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  In my anger, fear or sorrow I tend to close in on myself and shut out the world.  

Elijah started to do this, too, but God met him on the mountain, gently, in the Still Small Voice.  God lovingly set him straight that besides God Himself there were seven thousand loyal Israelites.  Then He gave Elijah a new mission and an assistant, Elisha.

God will also meet us on our mountain, or in our valley, or pit, or wherever we are.  He will reassure us, give us perspective and guidance, a new mission and some assistance. We are only alone if we choose to be. 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deut 31:6)

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