1 Kings 19:11-13

1 Kings 19:11-13

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.


“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. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in a cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

– 1 Kings 19:11-13


When the gentle whisper came, God asked Elijah the exact same question a second time, and Elijah gave the exact same reply. Surely God did not need to hear Elijah’s lament a second time; so we must assume that Elijah needed to express it a second time. God pointed the way forward for his servant, and in doing so He addressed everyone of Elijah’s deepest needs. God met Elijah’s physical needs by giving him rest and food. He met Elijah’s emotional needs by letting him vent his true feelings. He met Elijah’s spiritual needs by assuring him that He was in complete control of the destiny of men and nations.


Have you been running from your fears? Have you taken the time to get alone with God and let Him meet your deepest needs? Are you distracted by the noise of this world and unable to hear the gentle whisper of a loving Father?

Spend some time in prayer meditating on what God revealed to you through His Word today?