Lord, I sigh at my reading about Elijah. The man who prayed down fire at Carmel prayed to die but a few days later. He acted as if no one recognized God as the fire fell from heaven, but the people shouted “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.” How many times are we depressed after a great work for your kingdom? How many of your victories do we discount because of our limited view? How many reject truth in spite of the evidence? Help us, Lord, to discern the important and to give you the glory and honor due your name. I pray that your will, not ours, be done in all things in your precious name and powerful authority. Amen.
“But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.’” (1 Kings 19:4 ESV)