Elijah is Depressed

Nobody is immune to depression, but it seems as if some Christians allot themselves an extra burden. We may feel guilt and shame by irrationally believing that Christians should never be depressed. However, there are many examples in the bible where believers struggle with depression, and we see this as a repeating theme. Just one example is Elijah, who went from the mountaintop to the valley of despair. Read 1 Kings 19:1-13 Elijah was the Iron Man of the Old Testament, who saw revival in the nation and raised a widow’s son from the dead. He called down fire from heaven, but he spiralled down and became so overwhelmed that he prayed he might die. In 1 Kings 19 we see God’s care for Elijah. H

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