Yesterday Scott taught from 1 Kings 19, a pretty heavy duty chapter in which Elijah is on the run from a death threat made by Jezabell and just feeling completely isolated and burned out. From the high points of seeing God answer with fire and having the strenght to run faster than a chariot in 1 Kings 18, Elijah finds himself in a trough of dispair.
1 Kings 19:10-12
Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.” 11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.
When we get low like this it is easy to feel that we are completely alone, the only ones feeling this way. It’s also easy to think that the way out is to have some sort of super-spiritual experience with God. But what we see here is that Elijah was not alone, God was with him, not in the wind, the earthquake or the fire, but the gentle whisper. Friend you are not alone today, no matter what you are facing. God is with you! Get quite and listen for his still small voice. He has a way forward for you!