Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 234

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact PamFord Davis

Downcast Detour

by PamFord Davis  
6/28/2012 / Devotionals

"Lethargy"lack of energy. "Discouragement"lack of lust for life. "Fear"lack of faith. We see the road signs alerting us to danger ahead. Detour! The narrow road is clearly in sight, and sojourners beckon us back within safe boundaries. God sees the downcast, is keenly aware of their dilemma. Elijah's lethargy, discouragement, and fears not only became detours from his mission. The trio served as a wake-up call. (1 Kings 19:4-14)

Elijah encountered Mighty God. The prophet, backed into a corner, cowered in fear. "I alone am left; and they seek to take my life (1 Kings 19:14b NKJ)." He had not outlived his usefulness. The arduous journey had merely sapped the man of natural strength and ambition. God still planned the itinerary. He instructed Elijah to start a return trip to Damascus, anoint kings, and meet his successor. God, knowing his weariness, had already appointed Elisha, as next in line to serve.

Those who serve the Lord do grow weary. Our loss of strength can result in kingdom gains. We must not become so discouraged, that we cease to see the urgency of outreach. "Then He said to his disciples, 'The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:37-38 NKJ)." I tire easily; I seek to trust Him fully. (Matthew 11:28-30) Christ is anxious to lighten my load.

Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by PamFord Davis

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.