I read Psalm 29 with a group of homeschool mamas last night. It’s a beautiful and powerful reminder of God’s strength and might.
Woes abound all around us – inflation, character challenges with children, health scares, financial shortcomings, homeschool failures, temptations we thought we “conquered”, flaming arrows from the enemy, broken marriages, broken friendships, broken people.
It is God and God alone that overcomes the darkness of this world.
I hope this psalm of praise is a bit of encouragement to someone that needs to hear it today. Regardless of the heaviness of the woes, the Lord God reigns and his Voice is powerful.
Psalm 29 – The Voice of the Lord in the Storm
Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty and majesty of His holiness [as the creator and source of holiness].
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
And Sirion (Mount Hermon) like a young, wild ox.
The voice of the Lord rakes flames of fire (lightning).
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the doe labor and give birth
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple all are saying, “Glory!”
The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Amen. Thank you, Lord, for being sovereign over All The Things. I am grateful you offer living hope in an evil world.