A Season of Psalms - Psalm 93:3-4
“The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!”
English Standard Version (ESV)
A man and his wife were caught outside in a terrible hailstorm. The husband realized that if he didn’t act soon, his wife would be severely hurt, so he draped himself over his wife and covered her with his own body so the storm would pelt him, not her. After a few minutes, the baseball-sized hail began to lacerate the man’s head, ears, and neck. He tried to lead his wife to safety, but the pounding hail drove him to his knees in pain. After eventually making it to shelter, the storm subsided, and the husband was left with gashes and scars from where the hail had lacerated his skin. The couple was interviewed on a local newscast a few days later, and when his wife was asked about the ordeal, she said “Every time I look at that scar on his head, on his neck, and on his ears, I love him more. Every time I see the scars, I love him more, because he sacrificed himself for me.”
Do you feel battered by the hailstones of life? Do they threaten to overwhelm you as a flood? Psalm 93 reminds us that God reigns. Even though the floodwaters of trouble and hardship rise up against us, lifting up their voice with their voice, God reigns. He is mightier than the waves of the sea, mightier than the thundering roar of many waters. When He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, we can take Him at His word. His precepts and decrees are trustworthy. We were drowning in our sin, but like the man who protected his wife from the hail, Christ gave Himself for you and for me. When the cares of life overwhelm us and seek to pull us under, remember that Christ is our Anchor, our Savior, and our Redeemer. In Him we can fully trust. Have faith in God! He’s on His throne, and He watches over His own. Be at peace knowing…He’s watching over you and will never let you go!
Further Reading: Philippians 4:10-20; Numbers 6:24-26
Pray with me:
Father, life is hard. In the midst of my toil and trouble, help me know that You are near. Draw me close to You, never let me go. In Jesus’ name, Amen.