Have you ever been in a chapter of life when God was silent?
Elijah wanted to hear God’s voice. He needed direction. He was scared. He was running. He had given up. If God wanted him to continue to be a prophet for Him, Elijah needed direction!
God finally spoke…and it was a question! It wasn’t what he wanted, bu’t it was something.
Elijah reminded God that he had done everything He have asked of him and more. It had cost him everything. Elijah wanted to hear God explain Himself and tell him what was next.
But before God would give Elijah the direction he wanted, He would give something greater…His presence.
We want direction but we need presence.
We make assumptions about how God works…and how His voice sounds. We assume, because He is all powerful, that he stomps around, shouting and screaming. But most of the time, He doesn’t.
So why does God whisper?
Screaming means there is a distance. An inability to speak in a normal tone.
Screaming means there is a distraction. Someone is not paying attention.
Screaming indicates there is a directive. There is no intention of a creating a discussion or dialogue.
Instead, God chooses to whisper. Why?
Whispering indicates there is a relationship. No one whispers to a stranger. That’s just weird.
Whispering indicates concern. Not only is someone known, but someone actually cares.
Whispering indicates a closeness. Whispering is for people who are willing to draw near and get close.
God desires a close relationship with us and genuinely cares for us. If we are walking with Him, all He needs to do is whisper.
Sometimes the most courageous thing you can do is wait for God to speak