“The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea – the Lord on high is mighty.” Psalm 93:3-4.
What’s all the excitement about? God’s got this!
We finites get so easily overwhelmed.
I was fishing this afternoon in a pond. I heard thunder and brushed it off as the noise of a truck. Thirty minutes later I heard the noise again. Out of that pond I came as quickly as possible. I didn’t know if the thunder would lead to lightning and then to a windy downpour, so I fled.
Leaving in a hurry was the right thing to do. The things beyond thunder might have happened and I didn’t want to be on a pond in a canoe if they did.
Let me compare that to flying. When I take a plane somewhere I place myself in the care of the pilot. I sit back in my seat and let him take me to my destination. No sweat on my brow! But what if the pilot told me to come to the cockpit and help him fly the plane. Same plane. Same pilot. But I’m no longer comfortable on this flight. Why? My assurance of a safe flight has been lost. I trusted the pilot until he involved me in the flight.
God is the ultimate pilot. He’s in charge. He knows what is going on. When I am uncertain, it is because my trust in Him is not what it should be.
Verse three references the turmoil we often face in life. Things are unsteady. There’s a storm coming. We look at those things from our strength perspective and worry a lot. We fear for the worst.
Verse four gives a true estimate of God, “the Lord on high is mighty.” Storms aren’t going to prevent Him from doing what He wants to do. The Sea of Galilee is raging. He tells it to calm down and it does. That’s a natural storm. The truth of His mightiness applies to any storm that comes into my life. God is bigger than any of them. He will either stop the storm or get me through it. My part is to trust Him the way I trusted the pilot when I was comfortably sitting in the passenger section.