Getting up After the Down Times
Scott Miller

1 Kings 19:1-9
19  Now Ahab told Jezebel  everything Elijah had done and how he had killed  all the prophets with the sword.  2  So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely,  if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”

3  Elijah was afraid[a]  and ran  for his life.  When he came to Beersheba  in Judah, he left his servant there,  4  while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush,  sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough,  Lord,” he said. “Take my life;  I am no better than my ancestors.”  5  Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.

All at once an angel  touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”  6  He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

7  The angel of the  Lord  came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”  8  So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty  days and forty nights until he reached Horeb,  the mountain of God.  9  There he went into a cave  and spent the night.

And the word of the  Lord  came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

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