One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is I Kings 19. There are so many good points in that one chapters but my absolute favorite is in verse 18. In this chapter, Elijah is scared and depressed. His nemesis, Jezebel, had promised that she would kill him by the next day – and she was the type to keep her word on that! (This was the same woman who killed all her grandchildren so she could remain in control). Afraid and alone, Elijah ran to a cave and fell asleep. After an angel fed him, and he rested a second time, God himself comes to speak to him. Elijah tells God the problem and the Lord tells him how He is going to fix the problem, Then we come to verse 18:
“Nevertheless, I have reserved 7,000 in Israel who have not bowed their knee to Baal (to save).”
This verse is so reassuring, because it reminds us that we are not alone. What’s more, God sees each and every one of us. He is the God of the Individual who sees each and every one of us. We might think we are all alone, but God knows better. His followers are all around – perhaps scattered, but still present – and God saves them, just as He promised. If you are feeling alone, ask God to open your eyes or bring one of His “7,000” to you. They are all around!