DEPRESSION?

“It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life (I Kings 19:4)”

Go through this prayer of Elijah the great servant of God, with care. The mental weariness spares no servant of God. Seek a firm heart from God so that the weariness does not prevail over you.

When scientists are sent down to carry out research at the bottom of the sea, they are sent with ball-shaped heavy iron structures. As they go deeper and deeper, the speed will automatically increase and also it will bear the pressure of the water.

When the researcher reaches the deeper part of the sea he sees tiny beautiful fishes there. They swim easily without minding the water pressure. Since their body naturally possesses the opposing pressure, they are able to easily withstand the water pressure. Dear children of God, do you have the power to resist while the weariness and the tests attack you?

God did not allow Elijah to get immersed in weariness. The angel woke up Elijah and cautioned Him saying “There is a long way to go.” Yes. God decided to anoint many prophets through Elijah. Many kings were waiting to get anointed by Elijah. If Elijah is weary, through whom could the other servants of God be anointed?

Dear children of God, never give room for fatigue and temptations. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (I Corinthians 10:13).

One day, that weariness attacked Moses. On one side the burden of the Israelites. On the other side was the difficult life in the wilderness. On one side the murmur of the people and on the other side was the scorching of the sun. The people cried saying “Give us meat. Give us fish. We were able to eat free of cost when we were in Egypt. This burden pressed the heart of Moses greatly. So he sought saying, “If you treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favour in your sight and do not let me see my wretchedness!” (Numbers 11:15)

But, God strengthened Moses. The Scripture says, “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1). “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (II Timothy 3:12). Dear children of God, this hardship is for a short period only. The eternal glory is waiting for you.

To meditate: “With a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you” (Isaiah 54:8).