When a storm comes my way, I run for shelter and wait for it to pass, so to in the spirit, when a storm comes, I run to the Lord in prayer for shelter, and wait patiently for it to pass. All I have to do is to trust God by exercising my faith in the power of his voice and word.
In Psalm 29, David writes “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness.” He then continues to delight the reader with understanding of the powerful strength and authority of God’s voice, and outlines God’s sovereignty using a storm as an image.
The various ways David has created poetic images of the voice of God draws a picture of the power and splendour of God’s voice. The voice of the Lord is over the waters, it thunders over the mighty waters, it is powerful, it is majestic, it breaks trees into pieces, it strikes with flashes of lightning, it makes nations/Lebanon leap like a calf and Sirion like a young wild ox, it shakes the desert, it twists the oak trees, and it strips the forest bare.
God’s voice alters life and has a power to change our landscape and situations. This Psalm helps me, to understand just how majestic and great God is, and always will be. It encourages me to stop, look, and listen, and remember just how important his voice and word is in my everyday life. The imagery used in this Psalm makes me wonder if David was caught in a storm or was waiting for one to pass when He beheld the Glory of God and wrote this poem.
The jewel I take from writing this article, is knowing that we can see God in creation, and that we can take shelter from the storms of life knowing God’s voice has the power and authority to calm them. All we have to do is to be like David, and Praise and worship God.
Love and Blessing.
In this article all my scripture references come from the New International Version of the bible.