1 Kings 18: 19-22
19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.
20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.
21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
Many times we pass through trying situations in our lives we feel we are alone. The loneliness of the world magnifies the scary faces of our problems with the aim of subduing our faith in God. The prophet Elijah faced a similar situation, he was opposed by four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal. I imaging how loud the voice of the prophet could have been against that large number. One thing interesting in this story is how God proved himself greater than all his foes.
Dear friend is there a situation confronting you or a loved one? Do you think to yourself you can never overcome that problem? Remember, Elijah was alone with God and got victory over a multitude. Today God is telling you, dear child, whenever you feel I am your only hope, you have everything.
I pray the God of peace in whom all power dwells give you peace as He shows forth His power in that troubling situation in Jesus name. Amen
In this month, may God reveal Himself to you as a father, your comforter, and help.
By Joshua Sopuru