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Davidisms - Great Highs Are Often Followed by Great Lows

Davidisms - Great Highs Are Often Followed by Great Lows Great highs are often followed by great lows. It’s a biblical truth found in both the Old and New Testament. It’s a truth I’ve learned through the years. One example is found in 1 Kings 18. God uses Elijah to defeat 450 idolatrous prophets of Baal. But at the moment of Elijah’s greatest triumph, Queen Jezebel announces her plans for his murder. Instead of celebrating this great high - a momentous victory - Elijah flees the country to hide in the wilderness. He then becomes so depressed he begs God to kill him (1 Kings 19:4). Another example is after Jesus’s baptism. God the Father says to Jesus, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!” The Holy Spirit descends on him like a dove. What happened next? Immediately thereafter, the Spirit drives Jesus into the wilderness where he is tempted by the devil (Matt. 3:17 - 4:1). Here’s my point: If you are having a glorious moment of victory in life, rejoice! But be careful. There may be a deep low that follows. It happens often. To be forewarned is to be prepared. Be ready when the lows come so you can quickly overcome them, and return to being more than a conqueror (Rom. 8:37).

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