Topic: Divine Diet for the Discouraged [DCLM Daily Manna 29 September 2018 Daily Devotional]

Text: 1 Kings 19:1-8 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee” (1 Kings 19:7).


William Ward once described discouragement as “dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today and insecurity regarding strength for tomorrow. It is unawareness of the presence of beauty, unconcern for the needs of fellowman and unbelief in the promises of old. It is impatience with time, immaturity of thought and impoliteness to God.”

Such was the experience of Elijah in today’s text. God used him to bring down fire from heaven on the sacrifice on mount Carmel. People rallied round him to destroy the false prophets of Baal. Now, a threatening message from Queen Jezebel frightened the prophet and he wished to die. But God did not listen to his negative prayer. God knew he was discouraged and graciously ignored his plea. Instead, He provided help in form of divine diet brought by an angel.

Every discouraged individual needs help. The word of God is the divine diet that can revive and sustain your soul. It will wake you up and energise you again with hope. You must be consistent in reading it through the day and night, so you will be strong and encouraged to face the challenge of each new day. Hardly will you find a day when there will be nothing to discourage you; but as you regularly feed on God’s word daily, it will be your strength and support in times of discouragement.

Thought For The Day: Never give up, heavenly help is near.

Bible Reading In One Year: Nehemiah 11-13; Psalm 126

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