After three years, Elijah prayed to the Lord and a heavy rain returned to the land (1 Kings 18:41-46). The drought was finally over (another miracle).
Against all odds, he dramatically won the contest against the 450 prophets of the false pagan god Baal. He learned that God does in fact exist and sometimes dramatically performs miracles in order to convert people. Elijah hides in the wilderness and God supplied his need for water and food through Ravens. The poor widow who sheltered Elijah for over a year discovers that her flour and oil never run out and they had plenty to eat during the drought. Elijah learns that God even takes care of our physical needs for water, food, and shelter. Then the son of the poor widow died and Elijah learns that God answers prayers and even raises the dead. I think the poor widow learned that God loved her and her son and had the foresight to miraculously send Elijah to live with them so they wouldn't starve and her son wouldn't die. When he was old, Elijah became so discouraged and despondent that he goes up on a mountain and hides out living in a cave. Maybe he (like many of us) just wanted to give up on life and the cruelty of the world and live alone. He learns that God was always with him through the all the trials, tribulations, and tumults of his life (as demonstrated in the wind, the earthquakes, and the fire) and speaks to him in a peaceful still small voice.
Maybe God has called you to be a prophet in your own family, workplace, or life circumstances and to stand up for what is right and just? You know there are just as many pagan gods and idols today as there were in Elijah's day. The god of money, the god of materialism, the god of power, the god of popularity and prestige, the god of worldly success, the god of pleasure, the list could go on and on.
Strive to stay close to God, even in the face of discouragement, despondency and loneliness and you will come to know Him more and more just like the great Prophet Elijah did in his faith journey. And with that deepening relationship with God, you'll come to know peace, joy, faith, hope, and love.