Sitting in the university cafeteria, I watched as a cross country runner loaded his lunch tray with piles of food. I elbowed a friend of mine and said, "Look how skinny that kid is, and look at his plate of food. I guess all I have to do is eat like that, and I could be as skinny as that." My friend responded, "Yeah, but he also runs about 10-12 miles every night."
James 5:17-18 talks about the prophet Elijah, and it starts off saying, "Elijah was a man just like us."
It is refreshing to know Elijah was just a man, but it is a challenge when you keep reading, "He prayed earnestly."
Take heart knowing, you too, are just a man. Take heed knowing you have to pray earnestly.