There is a story about a man caught in a rising flood. As the water rose into the first floor of his house, he prayed to God to save him. About that time some Police came by in their truck and offered to assist him. He declined saying God would save him. As the water rose into the second floor of his house, he continued to pray for God’s deliverance. Firemen came by in a boat and offered assistance. He declined, saying God would take care of him.
He then moved into the attic as the waters continued to rise. “SAVE ME GOD” he cried out. A medical rescue team came by to lend assistance, but he persisted in his belief that God would save him. He was now on the roof of his house due to the rising water. “WHERE ARE YOU GOD? I HAVE BEEN A FAITHFUL SERVANT; SAVE ME I PLEAD!” A volunteer helicopter from the local radio station came by and offered to save him…..but…..he persisted; My God will save me. As the waters continued to rise and his strength was gone, he drowned.
Standing in front of God at judgment; his only question was…why? Why God? Why didn’t you save me? God looked at him and said: “I sent you my servant, the Policeman to save you. You declined. I sent you my servant the Fireman, and once again you declined. I sent you my servants, the medical team and even once again, you declined. Again, you cried out and I sent those servants from the radio station in their helicopter to save you. But why? Why, did you not accept My assistance. Where you perhaps just not listening to Me?
Are you are listening to God.
1 Kings 19:11-13 New International Version (NIV); “The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.”
For you see, Elijah knew the Lord God was there; in a still small voice.