(This is part four of a devotional based on Psalm chapter 29. I was going through a rough time and this chapter gave me hope. I pray it does the same for you! )
He makes Lebanon’s mountain skip like a calf; he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox. Psalm 29:6
The Lebanon mountains have the highest peak of neighboring mountain ranges. Snow frost their tops! At its peak, it is higher than Mount Olympus. Yet, God can make the mountains move! God can move our mountains too. Jesus promised. Whatever that obstacle is, it is no match for him.
While reading this, I began to imagine my Father moving, stirring what seemed immovable in my situation. My faith began to grow. The sun was breaking through the shroud of night.
The voice of the LORD strikes with bolts of lighting. Psalm 29:7
I was getting the pattern here. Now, the scriptures were going to show me what this means in the next verse. A declaration and then an explanation. I held my breath. This ought to be good.
The voice of the LORD makes the barren wilderness quake; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Psalm 29:8
There it was. God can speak and give life to barren, dead things. What didn’t move before, he could cause to quake and shake. I have infertile areas that I have given up on. But, God is the very source of life. He can revive them even when all else fails. Even his use of the “phrase bolts of lighting” speaks of life. Lightening puts nitrates in the soil. It fertilizes plants so they can grow and give us nutrients. Everything would be barren without it. In the same way, our lives are barren without hearing the voice of the Lord. Speak LORD, speak!