False Conclusions.

Series: Let's Talk About It | Week 4: Depression

Read 1 Kings 19:13-18

“And a voice said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ [Elijah] replied again, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.’ Then the LORD told him... ‘I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!’”

1. What tone do you sense in Elijah? What is his frame of mind?
2. How does God respond to Elijah?
3. What is Elijah believing that’s true and what is he believing that’s false?

Elijah knew a few things that were true in his moment of despair – many of God’s people had broken their covenant with Him, and a few people were out to kill him. But Elijah allowed these negative, true things to lead him to a false conclusion. He was not the only one left seeking after God, and God reminded him of this truth. Is our enemy (the accuser) accusing you of things that are true but are leading you down a wrong path? Ask God now to silence the accusations of the enemy and for the truth of who you are in Christ to stop their momentum.

For Further Reading: Read this story from Zechariah 3, imagining God doing and saying these same things on your behalf.
*For more practical resources related to this week’s readings, visit tpcc.org/depression.

For Families with Kids at Home
God reminds Elijah of the truth—that he wasn’t alone and that many others would join him. Today, remind your kids what is true: that they are loved no matter what they do or don’t do, and that your love and God’s love for them will never change.

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