Psalm 29:3-4 (NKJV) 3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

In the palace David sees the storm gathering in the northwest. He can see the distant thunder and lightning. It grows in strength over the Mediterranean, and the thunder reverberates over many waters like an advancing cannonade as it moves inland to Lebanon. The clouds become black blocking out the sun at midday. The low rumble of the thunder and the flash of lightning bombards the mountains of Lebanon. Tall cedars go crashing under the powerful winds and strikes of lightning. The trees bend in rhythmic waves, skipping like a calf and like a young wild ox. The storm violently makes its way southward towards Kadesh. The trees on Mount Hermon are shaken wildly by the angry winds. As the storm draws nearer to Jerusalem, its full power can be seen. The storm breaks with all its fury on Jerusalem. Rain descends in torrents. Savage winds hurl against the walls of Jerusalem. It seems that everything in the path of the storm will be destroyed. But this is not the first storm that has devastated Jerusalem. So, David waits patiently and listens to the voice of Jehovah. “The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” And as quickly as the storm rolled into Jerusalem, it soon departs to the wilderness of Sinai. Now, the air is fresh, and David can hear the roar of water down in the Kidron Valley. With all of its destruction, the storm did some good. It caused some people to go to the temple who had not been there for a long time. David also goes to the temple to call upon God. And everyone there in the temple cries out “Glory!” as the storm fades away and disappears in the south. The storm has gone, and the Lord remains. God’s throne is unmoved by the storm. God’s sovereignty remains undisturbed. In all the storms of life God is able to give strength and peace to all who calls upon His name. And God is pleased to do so. God’s voice is heard in the storms of life just as clearly as in the sunshine. God is working out His purposes. Nothing is beyond God’s control. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV).

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.