Their God sent helpmeets ahead of their baby’s birth. The new parents did not believe God alone. Angels, shepherds, wisemen, relatives; encouraged them with the words God gave them!
They were not alone. Just as in the times of Elijah, we are never alone.
Remember when Elijah cried out?
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. He came to a broom bush, 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 ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.
All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” The angel of the Lord came back a second time and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he went into a cave and spent the night.
And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, “I have been zealous for the Lord God Almighty. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” (From 1 Kings 19:1-14)
But this is not true! Long before that, Elijah cried out “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left.” But before that, Obadiah told him that he hid a hundred of the Lord’s prophets in caves and supplied them with food and water (1 Kings 18:13).
Will we believe? When our truth seems to go against faith? Which will we choose?