1 Kings 19:3-4 (NIV)
3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah,
he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day's journey into the
desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might
die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my

Elijah was on the run from Jezebel. Jezebel had sworn she would kill Elijah, so
he feared for his life and ran into the desert almost the distance a marathon
runner would run, around 20+ miles. Tired, exhausted, thirsty, he sat down
under a tree and prayed that he might die. Elijah had turned to pity. He let
his problems and his fatigue tear down his attitude. Instead of asking the
Lord for strength he asked that he might die with all the others who Jezebel
had put to death.

For some reason most of us presume the outcome of our problem before we even
give God a chance to deal with it. Some people will try to run from their
problems thinking if they can get far enough away their problems will vanish.
But notice the problem was still there for Elijah. He was 20 miles away and the
problem was still there. Later he even walks for 40 days and 40 nights and the
problem was still there. You can't run away from problems, because eventually
you have to deal with them. God is there to help us with our problems. In
Jeremiah 29, 12-13, it says, "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and
pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me,
when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Instead of running away we
need to be running to God. We need to be seeking Him out and going to Him in
prayer to let Him handle the outcome of our situations. Pray and turn your
problems over to God. Let Christ work in your life to heal and fix the places
that need mending. Pray and seek out our Lord and Savior instead of running
away from things you can't fight. May God bless your day. Amen