I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts,” he replied, “but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well. 1 Kings 19:14
Sometimes your clearest view of God will be in the fire and in the trials of life.
Elijah was the man of God many of us aspire to become. He was on fire for God, and called fire down from heaven as well as performing many miracles and doing kingdom work. Although he was a mighty instrument in the hands of God, Elijah was threatened by Jezebel, and it affected his perception.
The Bible does not give details about it, but Elijah began to blame and complain about his reality. His fear and anxiety caused him to see things the wrong way. He mistakenly generalized Israel as being unfaithful to God, and in his arrogant mind told God that he was the only one standing for God. The Lord corrected him saying, you aren’t; I have 7 thousand who have not bowed down to Baal.
Elijah was a man like us, with different passions including fears and anxieties. The Lord could have been harsh with Elijah, but instead He dealt with him one on one. The Lord needed to get him in a quiet place to wake him up, strengthen him, and re-commission him.
God understands why we see things the way we do. He knows when we are genuinely mistaken, and like a loving Father, is willing to correct us. The Lord knows how to deal with the symptoms of our individual conditions and what to say to reroute us. When God takes you to a quiet place, even in your darkness: get ready to receive new vision, new strength and new instructions.
Thank you Lord Jesus, for being our light and comforter even in our dark places. I pray you renew the strength of your servants Lord. May you deal with each symptom and bring a shift in their lives. In Jesus name, Amen.