(This is part five of a devotional based on Psalm chapter 29. I was going through a tough time and this chapter gave me hope. I pray it does the same for you!)
The voice of the LORD twists might oaks and strips the forests bare. In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!” Psalm 29:9
Just as God can build things up (plant), he can also tear them down (pluck). He can close doors that need to be closed. Face it, sometimes if he doesn’t do it, we won’t. I began to praise him because nothing can stand in his way. Everything will have to move, when he moves. One powerful Word and we shout, “Glory!”
The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever. Psalm 29:10
The scriptures says that the enemy comes like a mighty flood. And yet, God rules over that too. When God says, “No more. That is as far as you go. Recede!” Then the floodwaters of the enemy will have to obey. The LORD reigns as king over everything, especially anything involving the lives of his children. Reign, LORD, reign!
The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11
Finally, the purpose of these verses. To give us strength and peace. I felt it. Did you? I circled this chapter number. I feel that it will be a go to chapter for me for many years to come. It reached out and grabbed me at a time when I needed some clarity. I needed some focus on who God was and what that meant for me. I know that this is not doctrinal. I wasn’t sharing to ascribe meaning in ways that there were none. But, I believe that God spoke to me through this. I believe that he shared his attributes to strengthen me and give me peace. I hope someone out there, will receive a fresh supply of hope through his Word, today. Just as I did.