Hope When Feeling Alone (1 Kings 19)

Our theme this year is Hope Starts Here. One lesson each month we are talking about the hope that is available to you in Jesus. We have talked about how to have hope after a year like 2020. We have also talked about how to have hope after failure and when tempted. In today’s lesson we are going to look at how to have hope when you feel alone. If you live long enough, you will experience the highs and lows of life. During those lows in life, we can feel like we are alone as we try to be faithful to the Lord while enduring our difficulty. One person we can look at and learn from when feeling alone is Elijah. We have been looking at the life of Elijah in our Sunday night series. You can open your copies of God’s word to 1 Kings 19. In the prior chapter, Elijah has called for Israel and the prophets of Baal to come to Mount Carmel to get Israel to stop limping between two opinions and fully devote themselves to the Lord. God has answered by fire to turn the hearts of the people back to the Lord. We would want chapter 18 to be the end of the story with Israel and Elijah living happily ever after. We would want to read that Israel served the Lord and Ahab and Jezebel were now convinced that the Lord is God and will fully serve him…

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