my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Psalm 22:2
David was a hunted man. Here we have the Lord’s anointed hiding in caves like an animal. The future king of Israel on the run. David was alone. Saul was trying to kill David and to David it seemed even God had deserted him.
How often does so much seem to be happening that we are overwhelmed? The kids are sick, we have a big project due at work, bills to pay and money is tight and no one seems to understand. It feel like the walls are crashing in on us and God is quiet. Has He forgotten me?
Just like David we get so caught up in our troubles that we no longer hear God. He is always there, He never forgets about us we just fail to hear. When Elijah was in the cave wanting to die, wanting to hear from God he expected that God would be in the strong wind, but He was not there. Then he expected to hear God in the earthquake, but God was not there. God was not in the fire that followed the earthquake. But after the fire there was a low whisper. God was in the whisper.
When everything is happening at once and we cannot hear above the roar, that is when we need to retreat to a quiet place. Then we need to turn to His Word and there in a whisper we will be able to hear God. It is in the quiet we will find our answers. God still speaks, we just need to settle down and listen.
Have a blessed day,