‘Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord .” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.’
I Kings 19:11-12
Elijah had just witnessed the power of God when fire fell from heaven and the prophets of Baal defeated. Then he ran for his life after Queen Jezebel threatened to kill him. Elijah was in so much despair that he prayed for God to take his life. But God had something special for him.
God brought Elijah to a mountain where he experienced hurricane force winds, a great earthquake, and a fire. It would have sent chills down his spine as he witnessed these events. But God was not in any of them. It wasn’t until Elijah heard the still small voice that He knew God was right there with him.
It was in the still, small voice that Elijah found peace and comfort. In the midst of chaos of life God is right in the middle of it all. He is our source of strength and comfort. It is our mindset to focus on the huge struggles that are making a mess of our lives, but that is the time we need remind ourselves to look for God.
God doesn’t promise to take away our challenges of life, but He does give us the strength and ability to get through those times. Find a quiet place where you can hear the still small voice of God. The presence of God will give you peace and comfort.
Lord, allow me time to spend with You today, listening to Your voice. Fill me with peace and comfort that I know can only come from You. Help me to learn to listen for Your voice.