- David Brooks
Is There Hope When I Feel Like Quitting?
1 Kings 19:1-18
I. THE DISCOURAGEMENT OF LOSING HOPE
We want to quit when we feel physically drained
We want to quit when we feel emotionally deserted
We want to quit when we feel spiritually depleted
II. GOD’S DIRECTIONS FOR REGAINING HOPE
A. Don’t give up–get up! Take care of your body
 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee  And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
1. He slept 2. He Ate 3. He exercised
B. Don’t give up–look up! Listen for God’s voice
 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:  And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.  And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
C. Don’t give up–link up! Share your burden with others
15…… anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: 16] And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat …..  Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.  So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him