May 3 2016 – cutting through the voice of the floods.

Psalm 93 verses 3&4 say:

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 floods ( or the seas) described in verse 3 are a picture of what we can experience as we pursue God. As the verse says they have a voice. The floods speak to me of  voices within us, thoughts and ideas that lift themselves up and create waves ( also spoken of in the verse) disturbing, distracting and distressing us, threatening to drown out the voice of God, that we continually need to hear as we follow Him.

These thoughts and ideas can be many and mighty like the waters and waves described in verse 4.

They can be many, coming in a wide variety of shapes, forms and sizes, each of us battling our own unique set of thoughts and ideas that threaten to disturb, distract and distress us in our walk with God.

The thoughts can also be mighty, very strongly fuelled by a host of things such as fears, insecurities, addictions, pride, jealousy…..and on and on.

The answer to all this potential chaos and confusion ? It’s given us in the next verse, verse 5:

Your testimonies are very sure;

God’s testimonies. His Word. His written Word quickened, made alive to us by the Holy Spirit, specifically speaking into the unique nuances and variations of our individual situations.

God’s written Word quickened by His living Word, the Holy Spirit, that’s God’s voice that cuts through the chaos and confusion of all other voices, the chaos and confusion that the voice of the floods can bring.

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