1 Kings 19
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks 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: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
The Lord is usually not where you think He’d be or expect Him. Drowned out in the tornadoes of your life, buried under the broken pieces of your soul, competing with the shattering earthquake of your spiritual warfare, blinded by the raging fire in your flesh…there is THAT “still small voice”. Elijah realized the Lord spoke to him in an unexpected medium…not in the wind, earthquake, or fire, but in a calm whisper. Elijah had enemies, he was running for his life despite living for righteousness and solidarity to God. In that crucially burdensome moment in his life, Abba ministered serenity to Elijah plight and delivered him from his enemies, rewarding his loyal reverence for The One True God.
As Sabbath approaches this evening, what calamities have distracted you from your peace in your Lord, your Refuge? What issues this past week have filled your life’s cup so that His Holy Spirit had no room to pour in? What sins committed have produced the loud screams of guilt & shame to deafen your forgiveness? Were you looking for your Savior to approach you with thunders and lightening? When you’re in such a soul-threatening condition in life, your Redeemer isn’t going to rush crashing into your life. He made you,, He knows you, He loves you, and He knows what you need when your spirit is threatened: His still, small voice.
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Don’t look for Him in the pomp & stance of the traditions of men, or vanity whirling in parades of religiosity. He’s right next to you, in fact, dwelling inside of you if you’ve invited Him into your life as your Savior. When the world is falling all around you, anchor your heart and spirit in His stillness. He is your Fortress & Rock, you shall NOT be moved!
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
This Sabbath, enter into His Rest and reunite with your Everlasting Safety, Yeshuah/Jesus Christ. Lay your burdens before Him and await your deliverance!