Elijah - Depression Part 2

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  • 1. L AH I EJ DEPRESSION
  • 2. 1 Kings 19:1-3a Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. [2] So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them." [3] Elijah was afraid and ran for his life
  • 3. HOW TO GET DEPRESSED IN 4 EASY STEPS
  • 4. 1 Kings 19:3b-5a When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, [4] while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, Lord," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors." [5] Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep…
  • 5. HOW TO GET DEPRESSED IN 4 EASY STEPS 1. WEAR YOURSELF OUT. 2. SHUT PEOPLE OUT. 3. FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE. 4. FORGET GOD.
  • 6. GOD’S PRESCRIPTION FOR OUR DEPRESSION
  • 7. GOD SAYS TO EAT AND REST.
  • 8. 1 Kings 19:7-8 [7] The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, "Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you." [8] So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
  • 9. GOD REPLACES OUR LIES WITH HIS TRUTH.
  • 10. 1 Kings 19:9-10 [9] 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?" [10] He replied, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, broken down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too."
  • 11. GOD SPEAKS IN A STILL, SMALL VOICE.
  • 12. 1 Kings 19:11-12 [11] The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. [12] After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
  • 13. GOD GIVES US SOMETHING TO DO.
  • 14. 1 Kings 19:15-16 [15] The Lord said to him, "Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. [16] Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet.
  • 15. 2 Kings 2:11-12 [11] As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. [12] Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more
  • 16. Seek the Healer
  • 17. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
  • 18. Luke 4:16-21 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. [17] The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
  • 19. Luke 4:16-21 (cont.) [18] "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, [19] to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
  • 20. Luke 4:16-21 (cont.) [20] Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, [21] and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
  • 21. Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. "
  • 22. Psalm 50:15 “and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me."