Elijah, in I Kings, rides the roller coaster. It goes straight up and then straight down and his emotions go with him. He goes to a cave on Mt. Horeb and he is just still. God speaks to him. “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; the Lord will be passing by.”
A very strong wind comes through but God is not in the wind. There was an earthquake but God was not in the earthquake. Then there was a fire but God was not in the fire. Then there was a tiny whispering sound and that was God.
God asks Elijah why are you hiding out in the cave? Why are you here? Elijah pours out his heart. “Lord, I tried to serve you but I feel like I am the only one left. The people have forsaken you.” God realized Elijah was tired. He gives him three instructions-go and anoint Hazael as king of Amram, anoint Jehu as king of Israel and then go find Elisha because I want him to be your successor.
Sometimes we just get tired and like Elijah we need a battery charge. We need to pour our hearts out before the Lord and let him carry the load for a while and even when we feel totally alone, we are surrounded by the quiet voice of our Savior. Listen.