Nature has always brought me one step closer to God, and here in Psalm 29 I see that David feels the same. Perhaps from his younger days of tending sheep out in the fields to his more recent days that included time spent in the mountains, nature may have played a pivotal role in David’s ability to sense the presence of God. Here, David senses God’s power, majesty & strength in a storm – a storm that involves thunder, lightning and mighty waters; a storm that breaks giant cedar trees like toothpicks and strips forests bare; a storm that shakes the land. God is powerful and when David sees His power in action, he worships God for who He is and offers God all glory. David did not run away from the storm, nor did he get stuck in fear. Instead, with his heart turned to God, David stood in faith knowing that God was not only his shelter from the storm, but his Provider of strength and peace.
This Psalm has caused me to pause and consider what I do when the storms in my life approach and reign havoc. Do I turn my heart to God like David did? Do I trust that God is sovereign over the storm? Do I sense God’s presence in the storm? Do I hear God’s voice, so much so that I would describe it as majestic like David, right in the midst of the storm? Does the storm cause me to tremble and run, or like David - do I seek God, my one and only shelter?
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of Your Word & Your amazing timing. I trust that You will grow me as a woman of faith – one who not only senses Your presence in every storm but trusts in Your sovereignty over it. Help me to worship You in the midst of the storm. The storm may be overwhelming but You are still on the Throne and I need not fear destruction. When I sense devastation, remind me that any storm raging is one that You have allowed, and that Your purposes even through the worst of storms are always renewal. Help me to live for Your glory, Lord, rather than my safety and comfort. You are my one true Provider of strength and hope. My peace comes not from the absence of storms but from You.
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