“If you’re a depressed servant of God, He doesn’t judge but wants to give you the rest and refreshment you need.”

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But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord , take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”

1 Kings 19:4 ESV

Great “mountain top” experiences in our lives of faith can be proceeded by “the valley of the shadow of death”. Such was the case with Elijah. He’d just defeated the prophets of baal on mount Carmel, with the Lord sending down fire from heaven on his offering.

But evil queen Jezabel was threatening his life, so Elijah ran away into the wilderness, where he sat exhausted under a broom tree feeling suicidal. After defeating hundreds of false prophets, Elijah needn’t have been afraid of one evil queen. But his fear is understandable.

Even the most faithful of God’s servants…

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