Bible reading: Psalm 29
The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
The God of glory thunders.
The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
The voice of the Lord strikes
with bolts of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks
and strips the forests bare.
(Ps. 29: 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 NLT)
The world doesn’t know the voice of the Lord nor heeds it when He speaks. When He calls for man to return to Him, when He calls for repentance – it falls on deaf ears. Until He thunders in the raging storm and speaks in the rushing flood. Until He makes Himself heard in the ravaging quake as He shakes the foundations of the earth.
Then the world listens. As he looks upon the massive devastation and loss, man remembers the Lord and cries out, “It is the hand of God!”
O sorrowing soul, know that the voice of the Lord is powerful and majestic. Fear not, believe, be strong and take courage, for –
The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
The Lord reigns as king forever.
The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.
May the Lord open our ears and hearts to hear His voice when He calls and speaks to us, so that we may know for certain what is His will for us.
Has the Lord been speaking to you lately? What is it that he wants you to listen to and heed His voice? I’d love for you to share your heart and thoughts. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly!