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Join us for a powerful message from Pastor John Lindell titled "What to do When You're Blue." In this sermon, we will be looking at the life of Elijah when he was feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. Our prayer is that this message would empower you in the midst of your struggles by encouraging you to call out to God!
SeriesFit For the Future
Scripture Reference1 Kings 19:1-8
What to do When You're Blue
1 Kings 19:1-8
1 KINGS 19:1-8 (NIV)
Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 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." Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, 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." Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat." He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. 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." 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.
1st Unmet Expectations
2nd Fear Fear can cause you to become depressed
1 KINGS 19:3 (NIV)
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life.
1 KINGS 19:3-4 (NIV)
When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die.
1 KINGS 19:4 (NIV)
He came to a broom tree, 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."
1 KINGS 19:9-10 (NIV)
He went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: "What are you doing here, Elijah?" He replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too."
6th Disappointment with God
How do we handle Depression?
MATTHEW 11:28 (NLT)
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
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