Sometimes we have a tendency to make our problems bigger than they really are. Remember, there is somebody somewhere in the world who wishes they had your problems. Yes, there is always someone worse off than you and would love to take your hand and throw theirs in. However, once you get things into proper perspective you can take on the greater challenges of life and thrive.
Elijah is struggling with having the right perspective on his current life situation. He has been under the pressure of death threats from King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, and to make matters worse, Elijah is feeling alone. He feels like no one else is going through like him. However, God helps put things in perspective for Elijah. God's intervention, instruments, and inspiration help Elijah get a better perspective of his situation.