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. 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. 1 Kings 19:11-12
That still, small voice.
That’s what Elijah heard. God’s whispering as he prayed for help.
So often we get discouraged, believing that we can’t hear God speaking, or that he isn’t providing direction. When really we are just listening for the wrong voice.
We are listening for His voice in the wind, the earthquakes, and the fire. Anticipating that the voice will be a loud, booming one.
But it’s still. It’s small.
Or we are so distracted by all the “noise” around us, that when he does speak-we miss it. Because we are distracted by things that get us so unfocused. We are running around super busy and super stressed. We miss the still and small stuff.
And we may even miss a still and small voice.
Get away from the noise. Get rid of the distractions. Spend some alone time with God.
Then maybe you will be still enough to actually hear His small voice. His gentle whisper.