1 Kings 18:46, NLT
Then the LORD gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab's chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.
In today's Scripture, the prophet Elijah had just defeated the 450 prophets of Baal who supported King Ahab, and no doubt he was exhausted. Yet it says that God gave him the special strength to outrun Ahab's chariot over the twenty-mile journey to Jezreel. That chariot represented Ahab's power, and it's not possible for a man to outrun a horse even over a short distance. God was showing Ahab that His power was so far superior to anything Ahab had.
You may look at what you're up against today and feel that you don’t have the strength, the endurance, the fortitude to keep battling. Maybe it's cancer, or an addiction, or a situation in your family. No, get ready. God is not going to let you stay feeling overwhelmed. Right now, He is breathing special strength into you. When you have special strength, you're going to overcome what looks impossible, you're going to accomplish dreams that seem too far gone. You're about to outrun some chariots.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are Jehovah Jireh, the Lord my Provider for whatever I need. Thank You that You are breathing special strength into me to help me overcome all the situations that are coming against me. I believe that You will give me the power to outrun a chariot. In Jesus' Name, Amen