The Voice of the Lord in the Storm.
A Psalm of David.
Ascribe* to the Lord, O sons of the mighty,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the majesty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
11 The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Our dog doesn’t like thunderstorms. She hides behind our chairs or climbs up onto Dave’s lap and buries her head under his arm. I kind of enjoy a good thunder storm. What I don’t like are life-storms. What nature-storms cause in our dog, life-storms cause in me. They shake and quake inside of me until I am full of anxiety and fear, and my human instinct is to pace, or fume, or rant. Sometimes I just hide myself behind a fake smile and pretend all is well.
Why do I allow myself to respond to the storms like that? I have a Father who shelters me under His wings. He invites me to bury my head on His shoulder and trust my heart to Him. Sadly, I often forget that.
Psalm 29 reminds me that my God is strong and mighty–what can He not accomplish in my life? The voice of the Lord is a storm-stopper. The voice of the Lord calms the soul. The Lord will bless my soul and give me peace. In His temple, let me shout, “Glory!” With this mighty God leading me, I can move forward in confidence and accomplish His will.
Have a wonderful day, y’all. Be blessed.
It’s all about Him.
*ascribe = attribute something to; regard a quality as belonging to