This week, we'll look at the story of Elijah, who needed to experience both God's power and gentleness in order to do what God had called him to do.
After watching the video, take a few minutes to read tonight's scriptures.
Think about it
Am I Overwhelmed?
Even though Elijah saw God perform miracles and take care of him in extraordinary ways, that didn't stop him from sometimes feeling afraid, tired, and overwhelmed.
Feeling overwhelmed with the difficult things we're facing doesn't mean we're weak or don't have enough faith. We're only human — God understands that.
But while God understands that we get overwhelmed, we don't need to stay that way. Elijah needed rest, food, water, and a reminder that God was with him. So what do you need?
If you feel overwhelmed with a difficult challenge right now, spend some time thinking about it. If you don't feel overwhelmed right now, that's great — instead, think about a time you did feel overwhelmed, afraid, or exhausted.
Whatever difficult challenge you're currently facing, I want to challenge you to remember what's true about God, and what's true about you. Like Elijah, God can help you face seemingly- impossible tasks with hope and confidence. Remember . . .
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