Daily Read - Judges 2:10-3:31; Luke 22:14-34; Psalm 92:1-93:5; Proverbs 14:1-2
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier
Than the noise of many waters,
Than the mighty waves of the sea.
The depths of the oceans violently churn responding to the intensity of the hour. Earth, in like fashion shifts and shakes under the pressure of a world thrown into the chaos of sin.
The world becomes smaller by the moment as technology brings national events right into our homes via television and internet. We watch in horror and disbelief as disaster after disaster takes its toll on untold thousands across the earth.
The flood of heartbreak and despair seems to monopolize the news media and a message of fear is spreading like wild fire through the airwaves - BUT GOD!
Though voices of fear scream for attention counting on those in the world to watch and recoil in terror, God is exalted and is mightier. His voice resonates throughout the universe as that of many waters. He is in control!
Though natural waves sweep over entire landscapes forever changing and shifting the lives of already shattered people, our God reigns and brings beauty from the ashes of destruction. He takes what evil means for calamity and transforms it into good for those who love Him.
He is a good God and mightier than the most tumultuous storm in your life. One word from His mouth stills the raging seas and brings peace to thunderous storms. In this very moment, you may feel overwhelmed by floodwaters trying to take you under by drowning you in overwhelming circumstances. As an act of your will, release these weighty things to Him. Reach out for His life preserver and let Him rescue you, bringing you into the safety of His presence.
Trust Him and watch those waves cease!
Father God, the world around me is changing right before my eyes. I see the floodwaters of adversity everywhere I look, but I also see the floodwaters of Your Spirit sweeping across the land. You are mightier than anything the enemy contrives. Your waves and billows are washing over the world bringing life and resurrection wherever they go. Your voice thunders and all plans of Satan cease. Precious Lord, You are the wind beneath my wings and You carry me to the safety of Your presence far above the storms of life. Amen!