Sometimes in the midst of transition or loss or hardship, you just aren’t ready to talk about it yet.
I was reading the story of Elijah being succeeded by Elisha in 2 Kings chapter 2. Throughout the chapter, Elijah says, “God told me to go to [this city]; you stay here,” to which Elisha responds, “I’m going wherever you go.”
In each city they visit, a group of prophets comes to Elisha and says, “Did you know that the Lord is going to take your master away from you today?”
And Elisha says, “Of course I know. But be quiet about it.”
In other words, “Yes, but I don’t want to talk about it.”
Think about what this moment meant for Elisha. The man who had mentored him and taught him was nearing his last moments on earth. Like any of us being with a loved one near their time of death, we know those moments are precious, even if they are heavy and tense.
We also know there are so many emotions waging within us at a moment like that. And Elisha wasn’t ready to talk about it yet. And that was okay.
Friend, are you going through a season where you are struggling to put words to the emotions and thoughts going on inside of you? That’s okay. You don’t have to talk just yet.
You just stay close to Jesus. You lean on Him.
And when you’re ready… we’ll be here.