March 11

Juliane Poirier Lent 2019

     We always think that we’ll experience God in the mountain-top experiences, right? When the Lord enters, there should be a great wind, earthquake, mountains being split open and broken to pieces and fire, right? But God was showing Elijah that He wasn’t in the chaos, but in the silence that he is currently in. When we’re feeling the most alone, THAT’S when God is most present – in the silence, when we’re feeling alone, depressed, discouraged, down, afraid…we are never alone, for God is with us in the peacefulness of silence.

     You ever notice that when you’re going through stuff, sometimes you just need to take a deep breath, go sit in a dark room, and sit in the presence of the Lord in silence? When I’m stressed or feeling overwhelmed, I sit quietly, breathe deep and focus on things I know to be true – God loves me, I will get though whatever the problem is and God will give me the inner strength to carry on. I also have found that listening to uplifting Christian songs helps. My favorite is “Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson.

     God’s not in the chaos, He’s in the silence, and when you turn to Him in this silence, He’ll help you realize that you’re not alone in the chaos. Elijah was feeling alone, depressed, afraid, worthless, and like what he was doing was pointless and not doing anything. God was saying, ‘meet me there, and I’ll meet you in your silence.’

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, help me remember that you are always there in the midst of chaos. I just need to be still and you will meet me. All I have to do is be quiet and listen.  Amen

Vicki Poli

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