God is with You
I Kings 19:11-13
Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the LORD’s presence.” At that moment the LORD passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Suddenly, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
When God showed up for Elijah, every natural disaster accompanied Him to bring damage. Can we not relate? In our ventures to seek God, do we not also encounter all variations of storms and personal catastrophes? God, however, was not with the wind as it tore at the mountains around Elijah. Nor was God with the earthquake or the fire that threatened to consume him. When all of the life-threatening elements had passed, Elijah found that God was with him and not with that which tried to destroy him.
God is not trying to punish you, judge you, or destroy you. He is with you in the midst of your chaos. It will all pass, and His voice will remain. Wait for it – be still – and know that He is God. He is with you and not with that which tries to destroy you.
Have a blessed day!