3““ LORD, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? 4 But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.””
At least at some instances of our life we may feel alone and lost and ironically those moments turn out to be our ‘worst times’.
Elijah was passing through a similar situation. He was being chased for his life by queen Jezebel. He ran away into the wilderness and he requested God to take away His life. He felt all lost and he didn’t have any hope for his life. And he tells God, ” I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” (Refer 1 kings 19). The same Elijah who did a great miracle in Mount Carmel by bringing fire from heaven few days ago is now desperate for his life and he lost his interest to live.
We may have done great things in the past but at some points of life we may still feel alone and lost. We might feel there is no one to help me. At points of our desperation we also might loose our interest to live and we may feel deserted. But the beautiful part is that God himself comes to help and comfort Elijah. God is answering to Elijah that there are 7000 men still alive in Israel who have not bowed to Baal. God is giving Elijah a ‘great promise’ here in his point of ‘deep desperation’.
Usually, it is during moments of deep desperation that we hear the voice of God. When we lose all hope, we run to God seeking His help and beautifully at those moments God answers us and gives us promises.
Elijah was not aware of the 7000 around him and but God had planned and kept secure His chosen people. See, we are not alone in moments of desperation. There is Christ with us and God has kept many more prayer warriors around us even though we aren’t seeing them visually. We just need to trust His unfailing love.
Even if you run to the wilderness,
He will run behind you,
He will chase you with His love,
And restore your hopes,
Just trust Him!