August 12, 2018. "Handling Stress." 1 Kings 19: 4-8.
How do you experience stress? All of us know stress and disappointment. Sometimes our feelings escalate into depression and burnout. In today's lesson, Elijah is a victim of burnout. In fear of Jezebel, Elijah traces the steps of Moses in reverse. Elijah wants to die. The angel of the Lord comes to Elijah twice. Later God comes to Elijah in a still, small voice. God keeps coming and giving to us. What can Christians do to avoid burnout? They can maintain control over their lives, have realistic goals, keep a balance in life, be free, develop a support group, and rely on resources of their faith.