A Gentle Whisper in the Wind
1 Kings 17, 18 and 19:1-18
Isn’t it amazing, and somewhat humbling the means God chooses to provide for a mission? The ways of God baffle and astound me every time I consider how God provided for Prophet Elijah.
Now Elijah is that guy who ‘commanded’ rain not to rain in Israel for three years and nature complied. He is the same guy who put hundreds of Baal’s prophets to the sword, anointed kings before God took him up taken up to heaven in a whirlwind by a chariot of fire and horses.
You wouldn’t expect such a guy to survive on a piece of meat and bread that a raven brought in the morning and in the evening. And certainly, not through a widow who was on a suicide mission.
“I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it – and die!” the widow replied, when Elijah asked for food.
Fast forward… Elijah has put Baal’s false prophets to the sword and he is on the verge of giving up because Jezebel is pursuing him. Elijah is worn out, distraught and discouraged. God provides refreshment and restoration through a gentle whisper that spurs Elijah to his next mission of anointing kings and a successor.
Perhaps you are on the verge of giving up a dream, a mission and a vision that God has set you apart to accomplish. Much as things may be tough, provision scarce and courage dwindling, you need to keep your eyes on the LORD. Keep your ears open for God’s whisper in the gentle wind.
Are you trusting God to save your wayward son? Or is it healing for a terminal disease or getting a spouse, a new house or a job? Don’t throw in the towel. Our God is faithful. Just keep believing, keep trusting and keep working towards achieving your goal. God will surely come through for you.
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW.”