ODM DAILY 17 September 2022 – GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU!
TOPIC: GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU!
Elijah had so many miraculous experiences; you would have thought that he would have unshakable faith. After all, he caused the rain to stop for more than three years (1 Kings 17:1), was fed by ravens (1 Kings 17:4), saw a limitless jar of flour and jug of oil (1 Kings 17:14), witnessed a widow’s son resurrected (1 Kings 17:22), and beat the prophets of Baal by calling down fire from heaven (1 Kings 18:38).
However, when the showdown with the Baal worshipers so angered King Ahab and his wife Jezebel that she vowed to see him dead, Elijah couldn’t take it. The pressure of being such a high-profile prophet of God had gotten to Elijah and he ran into the wilderness FOR FEAR OF DEATH. When God met him there, Elijah complained, feeling abandoned and feeling like he was the only prophet left!
Oh, now is the wonder – despite his depression, murmuring, fear and accusing God, etc, GOD WAS NOT MAD AT HIM! How do you imagine God responded to Elijah? He fed Elijah and allowed him to rest. Wow! After a time, he finally answered Elijah’s complaints and He encouraged Elijah with a still, small voice that he was not alone (1 Kings 19).