Springtime in Texas this year 2015 has been stormy to say the least. Floods, tornados, lightning and wind.
Verse 10 of Psalm 29 tells us that “the Lord sits enthroned over the flood and the Lord is enthroned as King forever.”
Verse 11…”The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
There is probably very few people who are as fearful of storms as the writer of this blog. I do not like to be in storms. But this springtime has taught me something of the Peace Giver in the times of Storms!
The Psalmist says in Chapter 29, verse 3. “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
vs4. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic, the voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars …(of Lebanon).
vs.7. The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning . The voice of the Lord shakes the deser; …
vs9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry. GLORY!”
To quote Shelia Walsh, “I wonder if sometimes we gather for worship but leave too soon. We are encouraged by the volume of praise, it lifts our spirits, allowing us to lay aside our burdens for a while. But if we would wait, there is more. It is God’s response to the worship of his children. An “unutterable beatitude” of blessing…We love to tell God how much we adore him, how he has changed our lives. we revel in the tidal waves of song, but then “time’s up” and we move on. If we would just wait on God, let the silence fall, we could be gifted with the response of a loving Father to his children. In that holy moment we could receive a beatitude, a blessing that no human words could begin to frame.”
It is the “silence” after the storm that is unexplainable! It is after the storm that you realize God was in the storm.
Last evening, the skies lit up. Not with fireworks but with angry slashes of fire light across the skies. The thunder was loud and grew louder. The wind howled and the rain seemed to fall sideways. I immediately recalled this chapter that I had been studying from the Holy Bible. God is in the storm! If we could learn to just wait it out…the calm will come. The peace will flood our lives. The next forecast of a stormy day or night it is our opportunity to sit and wait and know God.