Wouldn’t it be nice if Christians were immune to dark days and times of discouragement? Unfortunately, it just isn’t so. Throughout scripture we see examples of God’s great prophets and apostles walking though valleys of despair. Elijah was one of them. He walked incredibly close with God, yet he experienced a dark night of the soul that led him deep into the wilderness—alone, depressed, and praying to die. But that’s not where the story ends! In fact, it was in the midst of his darkness that he heard the gentle whispers of God. If you are struggling through dark times, God can use the story of Elijah to whisper into your life.