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February 18, 2017, 5:56 PM

Don’t quit Stay with God


Have you ever looked at a situation your life and said to yourself there is nothing there, no life, no hope, nothing. Just because it looks like nothing doesn't mean God isn't up to something.

“Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’1 Kings 18:43-44.

Elijah believed God would end the drought therefore, he continued to pray for rain. I bet people thought he was crazy because he kept believing when it really looked like a dead situation. However, he trusted God would stay faithful to His promise. We can apply this lesson in our lives today. Are we willing to be persistent and continue to pray? In this passage, we see persistence plus prayer is key. Elijah was not only persistent but he did not take “no” for an answer. Each time his servant came back to report there was no sign of rain, he instructed him to go back a total of seven times before there was even a small sign of cloud.

Many times in life we give up too easily – when the doctor says “no,” when we have one bad day, an opportunity falls through or our kids are acting a certain way. But, we must realize our faithful prayers are a constant and powerful breakthrough. God sent Elijah a small sign – a cloud and soon after there was a heavy rain. Although you may not see huge progress today, God is forming small clouds on your behalf. So is there an area in your life you have given up? Don’t let your discouragement separate you from God.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.—Psalm 27:14

This is my Prayer: Lord, You know where I’ve been discouraged lately. You know the struggles I am facing. I need You to strengthen my heart as I wait on You to act. Help me to grow closer to You, Jesus as I wait. Help me keep my focused on You. Thank You for knowing my need and loving me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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