Is Life Spiraling Out of Control?
You feel as if life is spiraling out of control. Sickness has a strong grip on you. It’s dominating the direction of your life. You wonder when you will be able to stop scrapping the bottom of the barrel just to make ends meet. Let’s not forget your children are rebelling against their godly upbringing. You don’t know where to turn, and you don’t know what you should do.
The right thing to do is to get down on your knees and send Him a dispatch for help. His Word tells us that He will hear when we call out to Him, see Psalm 4:3. You read these words and think to yourself, “I am doing this, and still He doesn’t respond.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 teaches us to take every thought into captivity. And then we need to be still, quiet ourselves, and learn to listen. The prophet Elijah has to learn this lesson as well. Evil is happening all around, he’s now in trouble with Jezebel, and has to flee for his life. Let’s read from 1 Kings 19:11-13 what the Spirit of God reveals to him.
“Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?””
The lesson I see in this portion of Scripture is that most of us don’t know how to still ourselves during times of crisis. Many busy themselves so they have no time to think about the situation. But in doing so, they also are so occupied with meaningless stuff that they cannot hear God’s voice either. Or they try to run from their troubles and go from one meeting to the next hoping that they will hear from the Lord, but it still doesn’t happen. Why not?
Because we must learn what Elijah learns, he needs to stop the running, be still, stop crying and talking and just be quiet and listen. If you will purpose in your heart to do this you too will hear the Lord speak to you. You will hear Him speak to you with His still, small voice, but only after you send out an S.O.S., take control of your wild and negative thoughts, stop running, quit busying yourself with distractions, and be quiet and allow Him to speak to you.
My greatest victories happen when I do as Elijah does and cover myself with my mantle, shut the noise and the confusion of this world out, and come out from the spiritual darkness of the cave, and stand in the entrance where His manifested presence can shine down upon me and I then can clearly hear His voice call out to me. And I encourage you to do the same.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.