1 KINGS 19:9 NIV “There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him:” “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Elijah was hiding in a cave, fearful, discouraged, and confused. Elijah knew God and had seen God do mighty things, even in answer to his own prayers (James 5:17). How come he was hiding in the cave? Elijah had only one real problem, and it was not the adversaries he faced. It was that he got his focus off of God and onto himself and the circumstances around him. At that point he forgot how powerful his God was and he forgot that he was a servant of Almighty God. Elijah was human, just like us, and we face the same difficulties in life. But just like Elijah, our real problem is not the problems we face, but our focus. We can choose to focus on our inability and lack, or we can focus on God’s ability and abundant provision. Are you hiding in a “cave” today, afraid to venture out and face life? Are you afraid of failure and rejection? Are you discouraged because things haven’t worked out like you thought they would? I encourage you today to get out of your “cave”. God is on your side. The Greater One is in you. The Lord is your helper. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Focus on God, Who loves you and Who is greater than anything you will ever face in life!