Lately, I’ve been begging God to give me a Word. Something. When things are going well, I often forget how desperation feels. At my lowest moments, I don’t really care how God shines his rays of hope in my darkness. I just need something to hang on to. This morning, hope came clearly through his Word. Psalm 29 came alive for me in a way that it never has before. I will take this chapter verse by verse over a few days and share my insights. Stay with me! Here goes!
Honor the LORD, you heavenly beings, honor the LORD for his glory and strength. Honor the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:1,2
Check. (I already knew that.)
But, something caught my eye. It says in Hebrew, “sons of God” instead of “heavenly beings”. It was right there in the footnotes. This verse was talking to me because I am a daughter of the King! I began to sit up straighter and take this more seriously.
Little did I know this was the opening for something more.
Tomorrow, I will post part two.
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Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly all was calm. The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “even the winds and waves obey him!”
The disciples were experienced fishermen. Their fathers were fishermen. They grew up on the water. But, no one can control the wind and the waves. We can’t even do that today. They are two examples of the incredible forces that exist on this earth. Wind and waves can damage and destroy at an incredible capacity. And, they seemed to be about to destroy the disciples. That’s when they woke Jesus. One wrong choice or decision, whether it was our choice or another’s can change our lives forever. But, Jesus is always waiting to be invited or “awakened”.
When was the last time you “woke Jesus up”?
Granted, Jesus is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father. He doesn’t need to sleep. But, he does need for us to invite him into our storms. It is as simple as calling on his name and surrendering the problem to him. When we surrender, we let go, acknowledging that we can’t do anything to fix it.
Lets face it, we need Jesus!
We are panicked but he is calm. We are scared, but he is not. He wonders why we ever doubted him in the first place. He was in our boat all along. All we had to do was ask. “You have so little faith!” He says. Then, he goes to work. He brings all that he is to the situation. The problem is no match for his power and wisdom. We are in awe and he is glorified. All in a days work for Jesus. Whatever the circumstance is, call on Jesus. Worship. And trust him. He’s got it. Call on him today!
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