Sometimes I understand a bit more why God responded to Elijah with provision of food and a nap when he was so down, he was saying God should take his life. He’d just had an amazing victory over the false prophets and the next thing he was running and expressing doubt!
On days like this when I feel exhausted and drained, and everything feels out of perspective, I can see how that affects my response to normal stimuli. Every sentence becomes amplified, like capital letters. Every pause becomes loaded, every punctuation, nuanced. One of the wonderful qualities of God is his ability to see and respond to what we actually need, not just what we’re saying. Much like a mother who understands what her child’s cry means, he hears beyond our crying and whining and just meets us exactly where we need to be met, with exactly what we need. Thank God for God.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10 KJV