This afternoon I watched this storm roll into our area. The clouds meeting the sunshine caught my eye and I watched carefully as the light from the sun was hidden behind the darkness.
How many times do we allow the storms of life to cover up the SON?
How many times do we allow the enemy’s darkness to fill us with clouds of doubt and confusion?
How many times does the enemy attempt to drive us out into the wilderness, alone and afraid, forgetting what God has promised?
Elijah, fearing for his life, fled into the wilderness. He said, “I’ve had enough, Lord” and prayed he would die. Instead of taking his life, an angel of the Lord supplied food for the forty day journey he was about to embark upon to Horeb, the mountain of God. After spending the night in a cave, the Lord spoke to him “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
I found it interesting that Elijah had a journey before hearing from the Lord. I sometimes wonder if it takes the storms and the journey in order to turn our focus back to the Lord so that we can hear from Him.
God was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire…but rather in a still, small voice.
When the storms come and you’ve had enough; pray and listen. Don’t focus on the storm or let it overshadow God’s still, small voice and His promises.
Stand firm on the mountain of God.
1 Kings 19
1 John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.