Moses Dealt with Depression by Pastor Ed Young
Throughout the Bible you will see a bunch of icons dealing with depression. Moses dealt with depression. If you read the life of Moses it is not so shocking that he experienced depression from time to time. Jonah faced it after a great spiritual awakening. The Apostle Paul even faced it throughout all his trials and tribulations. Even Simon Peter faced it when he denied Christ. But the most shocking of all is Elijah. You wouldn’t think that the E Train would deal with depression. But he did. Elijah dealt with it, he faced it.
I want you to remember something. We are talking about the man who walked into the office of the most powerful person of that day, King Ahab, and predicted the beginning and the end of a three-year drought. That is the guy who went into depression. I am talking about Elijah, the man who stood on Mt. Carmel and faced 850 false pagan prophets and King Ahab himself. Elijah challenged their false god, Baal, to a contest and through a strange and miraculous turn of events, the God of Israel, Jehovah, came down and defeated and wiped out the 850 prophets which put it in King Ahab’s face. To top it off, after this incredible victory, Elijah outruns a chariot 17 miles. You would think that Elijah is on a roll. He is flying on all cylinders. He is in a hot streak. He has got it going on. But don’t speak too soon. Don’t speak too soon because Elijah, this man of faith, went into a serious funk. He really did.
Fellowship Church Grapevine – The Bible says that old King Ahab, that henpecked, defeated, dominated husband had to go back to the White House and tell his pit viper wife, Jezebel, the news that her prophets had been defeated.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine