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. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:11–13, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Powerful winds, earthquakes and fire. Some literal, others figurative, at times cause upheavals in our lives, taking us to places we do not belong. Dark places. But if we listen close enough, with our hearts and not our ears, we will hear that gentle whisper, “what are you doing here, [insert your name here].” It is then that we realize, He really was with us in the “wind, earthquake, and fire.” Watching over us all the time. He doesn’t always take us out of it, but He will always see us through it.
My Advice – Where has the “wind, earthquakes, and fires” taken you? To some dark and dreadful place of despair and hopelessness? Listen to that gentle whisper. You do not belong there. “Go back the way you came.” (1 Kings 19:15, NIV 1984).