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Read 1 Kings 19:4-8


Read 1 Kings 19:4-8

4 Elijah walked a whole day into the wilderness. He stopped and sat down in the shade of a tree and wished he would die. “It's too much, Lord,” he prayed. “Take away my life; I might as well be dead!”

5 He lay down under the tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said, “Wake up and eat.” 6 He looked around and saw a loaf of bread and a jar of water near his head. He ate and drank, and lay down again. 7 The Lord's angel returned and woke him up a second time, saying, “Get up and eat, or the trip will be too much for you.” 8 Elijah got up, ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to walk forty days to Sinai, the holy mountain.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


Elijah's depression leads him into the wilderness to die.  Elijah brings his depression to God - even asking god to take away his life.  Honestly expressing his anxiety.  In his honesty God meets him - an angel... 'Wake up and eat...'


Lord thank you that in communion I receive the bread that you fed Elijah - the bread that gives me life and strength to keep going in the face of opposition.

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