1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness. 3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty 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; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion[b] like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. 8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. 9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c] and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!” 10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. 11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
What a mighty Psalm. You can hear the ‘roar’ of God. When I was reading this a song came to mind…”oh how He loves us…”
His voice – echoes, is powerful, is majestic, splits the might cedars, strikes with bolts of lightning, rules….. He is all powerful.
The one who spoke the world into being from nothing – can change every circumstance and situation that is before us.
The world would bring us a voice that would say we are out of control, there is no hope, there is wars and rumours of wars…..however we serve and we listen to HIM – our creator and Lord.
V 10 Above the floodwaters is God’s throne. From which His power flows, From which He rules the world
V 11 God makes His people strong. God gives His people peace
When my circumstances would tell me different to this Psalm….help me Lord to bathe myself in the knowledge and revelation that YOU ARE IN CONTROL.
Help me to hear your voice above all others.
You have promised to give me peace and make me strong in the midst of my circumstances.
Lord take hold of my heart and help me to see you afresh today.
Written by Sue Botta