Week Forty-Three Thoughts

This week I want to bring us to Psalm 93. I am writing this after cleaning up my yard in preparation for a possible hurricane. The last hurricane that hit our area brought a lot of flooding and destruction. I believe that is why Psalm 93 stuck out to me as I sat down to write. It reads as follows, “The LORD reigns! He is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, enveloped in strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken. Your throne has been established from the beginning; you are from eternity. The floods have lifted up, LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their pounding waves. Greater than the roar of a huge torrent—the mighty breakers of the sea—the LORD on high is majestic. LORD, your testimonies are completely reliable; holiness adorns your house for all the days to come.

When I read this Psalm I am reminded of two facts. The first is that God the Father is sovereign over all and completely in control. Although storms come and flood waters rise, God is still in control. The other fact is that God is majestic and powerful. He is bigger than any storm, more powerful than the seas, and more beautiful than the calm after the storm. We should not be anxious about anything, but rather trust in the one that is in control and can calm any storm. As a big storm approaches our state let us remember that God is more powerful than a category 4 or 5 hurricane, and that again this is not our home, we have a future home with our God that is far greater than this one where there will be no more pain, suffering, tears, or sin. As the storm approaches keep your mind on the Kingdom and seek to love God and love others!

Thanks for reading,

Pastor Josh