Hope in The Midst of the Storm
1 King 19:1-18
Have you every been in the midst of a storm and felt nothing but hopelessness. You are not alone and I hope and pray you will be encouraged by this devotional. You must always trust God while you are in the midst of your storm.
Points to Ponder
1. Sometimes an unexpected storm will come in our lives (1 King 19:1-2).
2. There may be a time when the storm (hopelessness, stress, depression, self-doubt) of life will get the best of us (1 King 19:3-4).
3. God will provide spiritual nourishment during the storm in our lives (1 King 19:5-9).
4. You can be zealous for God but still face many dangerous storms but you are not alone (1 King 19:9-10).
5. We must always remain hopeful and trust God to carry us through the storm (1 King 19:11-13).
6. God will always give us strength to overcome any storm we face (1 Corinthians 10:13).
7. God is willing to hear our perspective regarding the storm in our life (1 King 19:14).
8. We can always expect God to send helpers our way when we are in the midst of the storm (1 King 19:15-17).
9. God will always preserve a remnant of people who will not compromise their faith both young and old (1 King 19:18).
Something to Consider
As long as we live, we will face storms in our lives. They will suddenly appear just like a severe thunder storm during spring and summer months or anytime. The storms will cause tremendous lost of life and property.
However, God always give believers and nonbelievers the ability to overcome the storm. There will be times when the storm may overwhelm us but it will never overcome us if we put our hope and trust in God. He will strengthen us during the storm.
The storms might be the results of natural disasters, and conflict within the family, friends, health issues, death, or disagreements with society because of our belief.
Elijah knew God but he felt lonely, hopeless, stress, depression, and doubt because Jezebel wanted his life because he had her false prophets killed. He felt alone because he was the only prophet left. Elijah wanted to die but when God was ready He responded to Elijah and addressed him in love to encourage him, he was not alone and would receive help. God gave him the help necessary to perform the task.
Regardless of our faithfulness and strength, we must always be prepared when the storm arrives in our lives. God will help us by sending others in our lives to encourage us to remain faithful and trust in Him in the midst of the storm or God Almighty may do something supernaturally.
Are you trusting God in the midst of the storm?
(c) 2015 Devotional by Billy J. Strawter, Sr.