Elijah was a man with a nature like ours.
Have you ever felt depressed? Everyone experiences some form of depression, whether it’s just the moody blues, a complete chemical or clinical depression, or something in between.
It might surprise you to know that some very important people in the Bible dealt with depression. Moses, Jonah, and the prophet Elijah all experienced severe disappointment, disillusionment, and even depression.
In the book of Numbers, you can read how Moses, in a fit of depression, prayed that he would die. Elijah did the same.
Even great people and people who are spiritually strong can deal with emotional problems. James 5:17 tells us Elijah had the same feelings and emotions that we all do.
So if you are experiencing emotional problems like depression, don’t think that you are alone. Don’t believe the lie that you aren’t fit to be God’s child. God wants to help you with your emotional struggles. And His Word will give you the strength and power to deal with it.
READ ABOUT MOSES, ELIJAH, OR JONAH AND DISCOVER HOW GOD CAN USE PEOPLE WITH EMOTIONAL STRUGGLES.