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“Why Me?”

Devotions“Why Me?”

Text: 1 Kings 19:11-18

 

In our reading, we see Elijah acting typical of many Believers today. After a moment of triumph, Elijah
gave in to fear, self-pity and a little bit of pride as seen in his expression, “I have been very zealous for
the LORD God Almighty” v14, as if God did not know. The expression “why me?” which often
accompanies people today when they suffer brings with it, fear, self-pity and pride. God does not like
any of those.

 

To put matters in their right perspective, God told Elijah that He had on reserve, seven
thousand people who had not bowed to Baal. If you ask God, “why me?” He will respond, “why not
you? Satan and our emotions have a way magnifying our situation to make it look bigger that it really is.

 

When such moments come, know that you are not the only one left – God has many more who are
passing through what you are passing through. Take shelter in God this day and let God take glory from
your service.

 

Question: If not you, who?

 

Prayer: Give me grace to stand, LORD. I need it, Amen.

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