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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Splendor in the Storm

"Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness." (Ps. 29:2) This verse from today's devo is found at the start of a very stormy psalm. The rest of Psalm 29 sounds like a thunderstorm is brewing with vast waters (v 3), shattering cedars (v 5), flashing flames of fire (lightening, v 7), a shaken wilderness (v 8) and the woodlands being stripped bare (v 9) with a great flood (v 10).
With a storm of that magnitude stirring, I would be looking for a place of protection, a place to escape or hide. In the midst of all this, David, the composer of this psalm, is stirred by God's splendid holiness. His focus reflects an amazing point of view. He closes this stormy psalm by saying, "The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace." (v 11)
Ah, yes...the place of protection, in stormy times, is God-given strength and blessed peace..right in the midst of the storm.
Listening for His Voice in the Storm...dmc


  1. “Meet me in the morning stillness, while the earth is fresh with the dew of My presence.” I read this and thought about when I go out and see the dew on the grass, the birds are singing and flowers are beginning to bloom. The newness of SPRING! A great way to start a new day! That is why I usually do my devotions first thing in the morning. The joy and peace I find, I can carry with me throughout each new day! However there are mornings where peace is hard to find. I believe it is because I am focusing on my problems more than on God. It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday problems of life, but God knows what is going on; I just need to trust Him. "The same power that raised Christ from the dead is available to help us with our daily problems." Ephesians 1:18-23 (Bible commentary) So when I am feeling weak or helpless I must remember that “the power that controls creation and raises the dead is available” to me. It is within knees reach.

    “The more you give yourself to Me and my ways, the more I fill you with inexpressible, heavenly joy!”

    Praising Him in the storm!


  2. Oh, I love the phrase you shared... "within knees reach." What a great way to say it!
    Thanks, Melissa!