What do you do when God won’t let you die

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” 1 kings 19 v 4

Anyone had a “I’d like to die moment?” I know I have.

Notice Elijah a powerful instrument of God,drained,depressed and broken down in the desert and asking God to let him die.

Upon reflection on the promise of heaven and how glorious it is,my somewhat dingy moment I have come to the conclusion that I want to go to Jesus.This earth is treacherous,evil and cold and I would rather be home.But I realise that for this to happen I must therefore die,in this I know my life is a gift from God hence not my own so then I can’t end it myself,I must seek permission from he who gave me this gift……..oh I feel something here.

I cry to The Lord “father am tired,am wiery, let me come home,this life take it away!,I can’t take anymore

And he says no,your work hasn’t even begun yet.My my my, Am in trouble here.

What do you do when God won’t you let you die?

See this isn’t just a momentary thing Elijah had done wondrous things and if he wanted to die a strong prophet like him, what more me? Somebody help me here!

What do you do when God won’t let you die?

But wait….

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
psalms 8 v 4-5

This makes me look into my purpose again I must be here for a reason if he didn’t let Elijah die ….and if he didn’t let me die……and if he didn’t let you die ……… Oh ya all don’t hear me.

What do you do when God won’t let you die?

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12 thoughts on “What do you do when God won’t let you die

  1. This is beautiful! When i have those moments when i want to die and yet i know God is not going to let, first i sit and cry and then i get mad and then something changes and i often start to pray – what is my purpose? What do you want from me? Yes there are spaces in my life too that only God can fill as no other person wants to or think they need too.

      • i think you were following the old site and my daughter was having problems seeing the new site to i deleted the old site. Hopefully this will get you to the new site http://pioneerstoday.wordpress.com/

        I believe God puts certain people in our lives sometimes for reasons that are not apparent at the time they arrive but in time everything becomes clearer. I have a friend like that. He came into my life and year before my niece died in a car accident, he has been my rock without him i would be dead. I think sometimes we sweeten life to make it look better but right now i need a lot of sugar. Today your words added some sugar and made my life a little sweeter, as God really does know me, but i’d like a glimpse of what’s next!

      • I am touched by your life story really Bev,I ll certainly be sure to find and follow the new site soon as I get in.
        Stay blessed and stay strong for you are the righteousness of God.

  2. I truly needed to read a post from you today… today is an Elijah day for me… I am weary and discouraged. Thank you for these words to chew on, to mull over, and to hopefully respond to our Lord with thanks and praise. Thank you for your obedience in sharing these words, they have been a drink of water for my spirit today.

    • wow,that’s amazing glory be to God for giving me the direction,

      My solace lies in Jesus knowing that he had these moments and the words I will never leave you nor forsake you give me the courage to go on.

      As he so are we
      As our days are so is our strength

      This too shall pass!!

  3. I do hear you brother. You are absolutely right, Elijah was depressed and totally tired of living this life. I don’t doubt your feelings either and your understanding that life and death are God’s domain.
    In a moment of time when the hits just keep on coming and it looks like there is no way out you can expect a demonstration for the mighty hand of God. I have no idea what is coming your way but God will not leave His children comfortless.
    I hope when that day comes you will be gracious enough to share your prison break experience.

    • BUT GOD……….will not leave his children comfortless forever.

      Those are the words of a true worrior of The Lord filled with wisdom and encouragement.

      I know behind the scenes his mighty hand is at work as it is always.

  4. I’ve had many points in my life where I thought it would be better if I just died, in any way it may have happened, but that was before I was saved. I still get depressed sometimes, but then I remember how God has blessed me in my life and I become grateful. We all have a hole in our hearts that only God can fill. 🙂

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