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Elijah Is Nourished by an Angel (1Kings 19:1-21)

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But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  Psalm 13:5

It’s difficult to imagine a life without trials.  Friends fail, relationships end, bills pile up and there is no end in sight. But God...has declared that He will never leave or forsake us;  will not leave us in the pit of despair, and will actually come into that pit, and get us. Even if it is a pit of our own making, whether through lack of wisdom, or deliberate choice.  He rescues us- not because we’re perfect, or successful, or good, but because we are His.  And because He does see the end from the beginning, He never gives up on us, even when we’ve given up, and, like Elijah, curl up under a tree and pray to die.  Battles won in the past recede into dim memories when new enemies appear on the horizon.  Thank God we don’t have to fight the new battles in our own strength.  Really, literally, Thank God.

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