Elijah said, “It is enough; now O LORD, take my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19:4).
It is usual for the people of God to go through a valley experience immediately after they have gone through a great deliverance. Instead of being able to bask in the glory of the triumph, they find the trouble little too much for them and wonder of its purpose.
God has many ways of humbling His people.
It could be like under the juniper tree death wish of prophet Elijah after the great victory on mount Carmel or like the limping of Jacob due to a shrinking of sinews after he overcame the heavenly visitor at Peniel or it could be like John the Baptist asking, ‘Are you the messiah’, from prison, after he himself testified ‘Behold the Lamb of God’.
Strange as it may appear, the Lord would remind us of our nothingness and teach us of our littleness to keep us within our bounds.
Dear child of God if you feel that you are laid very low today, your case is not an unusual one. You must expect to feel weakest after you have enjoyed the greatest deliverance. It is to keep us clinging on to Him still and is again meant for our good. So cheer up child of God, and be rest assured that God will deliver you yet again before long.