Tyson Canty
on May 7, 2021
When trouble comes, there are many who think if they don't rock the boat, if they remain quiet, or if they hide until the danger has passes that all will be well again.
While Jezebel was on a killing spree of God's prophets, Obadiah hid one hundred of the Lord's prophets in two caves (50 prophets in each cave). I'm not sure if they were waiting until Jezebel stopped hunting them, for her to die of old age, or for the Lord to intervene. With their silence they came into agreement with Jezebel's wicked plan, their own fear-filled thoughts, and feelings of hopelessness.
As the Lord's prophets took shelter in the caves, they did not confront the evil that was executing their fellow prophets and keeping them in hiding. Might I add, it was also a time of famine. While the land and its inhabitants suffered, they sat buffered, but only physically. Although, food and water was supplied by Obadiah, the prophets were suffering from the famine that had taken hold of their heart and mind. They were no longer operating in the office of prophet, no longer representing God, and no longer delivering His messages. They sat idle letting their thoughts and fears eat away at them.
In times of stress, discouragement, pain, fear, or confusion, don't hide. You have to do what the prophets in the caves were afraid to do if you want to be victorious: Confront who or what has caused you to hide. Your heart shouldn't be dry and parched, but a wellspring of life (Proverbs 4:23). Your mind shouldn't be withered and worn, but in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Refuse to resign yourself to hiding and waiting without purpose. You are a child of the King. You represent the one true God who sits on high. It's time to come out of the cave.
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