Is There Hope When I Feel Like Quitting?


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1 Kings 19: 1-5
 
“Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with his sword. So
Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like one of them. Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. I have had enough, Lord, he said. Take my life’ I am no better than my ancestors. Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.” ~ 1 Kings 19:1-5
 
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” ~ Romans 15:4
 
I. How To Handle Discouragement
 
II. How To Find Hope In Depression
 
1 Kings 19:7-8 “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
 
“Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord…..after the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire came a gentle whisper…..What are you doing here, Elijah?” ~ 1 Kings 19:11-13
 
“DEPRESSION CAN BE COMPARED TO LIVING IN A CAVE, AND WHEN WE ARE ENLIGHTENED BY TRUTH, IT IS LIKE WALKING OUT OF A CAVE INTO THE SUNLIGHT.” ~ Plato
 
III. Learning To Hear The Voice Of God