Jennifer Aaron (Washington)
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Elijah said, “The Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” - 1 Kings 19:10 (NRSV)
I appreciate the prophet Elijah, not because he performed miracles or challenged false prophets but because he was so honest with God about his fears. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah challenged 450 prophets of Baal to see whose god would light a sacrifice on fire. Baal failed while God succeeded....
God already knows my weaknesses — and loves me anyway.
Those who are discouraged
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