We intently position ourselves to hear God scream.
And then He doesn’t.
And yet, His voice and his direction for our lives comes in the sound of a gentle whisper.
Going back through different readings I re-visited 1 Kings 19:09-13.
During events like this current global pandemic, 09-11, etc. we seek out answers, we seek out God.
In this passage, God instructs, and by the way, you don’t have to be a Bible scholar to benefit from this story from Scripture.
It is very applicable for any of us.
God asks the prophet Elijah, “What are you doing here?”
Elijah responds that he is in a really tough spot, as many are currently, and just needs some insight, some peace.
God tells Elijah to, “Come from the cave and go out and stand on the mountain.”
Which you may have done as in listening intently for direction.
“A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord.”
And it is across the world. A virus shattering lives, businesses, futures, health.
But the Lord was not in the wind.
Then an earthquake.
Then a fire.
Shaking everything we previously considered important and now for many, just the taking of their next breath being a great accomplishment.
Burning down all that we thought mattered in life. And now it doesn’t.
“But the Lord was not in them.”
And this is the part that each of can lean into.
“Then there was a voice…a soft whisper.”
That is what we are listening for.
That is the still small voice we seek.
You are standing.
God is speaking.
In a whisper.