Elijah Defeats Depression by Fenton Moorhead

ELIJAH DEFEATS DEPRESSION - JAM 5:17 Elijah was a man just like
us.

I KINGS 19: 1 - 16

DEPRESSION: THE COMMON COLD OF TODAY

ELIJAH HAD AN ENEMY... JEZEBEL.

AFTER A GREAT VICTORY OVER THE FALSE PROPHETS OF BAAL

JEZEBEL THREATENED TO KILL ELIJAH.

ELIJAH'S RESPONSE.......

1KI 19:1 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and
how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.

1KI 19:2 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."

1KI 19:3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came
to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,

1KI 19:4 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."

ELIJAH'S DEPRESSION:

1. HE FOCUSED ON HIS FEELINGS!

1KI 19:4 ...and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough,
LORD," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my
ancestors."
HE FELT LIKE HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO ON. HE WOULD RATHER DIE.

WHAT ABOUT THE FACTS? REALITY WAS A GREAT VICTORY! YET BECAUSE
HE WAS EXHAUSTED HE RAN IN FEAR AND FELT LIKE A FAILURE! HE
BELIEVED HE WAS INCAPABLE OF RUNNING!

FAULTY THINKING...WHEN YOU INTERPRET LIFE NEGATIVELY YOU BEGIN
TO FEEL BAD. YOUR BAD FEELINGS FEED YOUR BAD THINKING AND IT
BECOMES A CYCLE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

YOU CAN FAI ...


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