Monday, May 27, 2013

Our God is Powerful!

Psalm 29

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD, 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 the cedars;
the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in His temple all cry, "Glory!"

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
May the LORD give strength to His people!
May the LORD bless His people with peace!

Right now in my quiet times I'm reading through the book of Psalms. Especially with where I'm at right now, the Psalms are so incredibly encouraging and uplifting. They remind me of God's love, comfort, and sovereignty, and I'm so glad about that.

This morning I read through Psalm 29 (which was posted above), and was deeply reminded of God's power. Our God is not some weak god who requires us to do something for him in order for him to do something awesome. Instead, our God is able to do anything. Going through all of my health junk, it is such a comfort to be reminded that my God has the ability to do whatever He wants. He may not choose to do the things I would like Him to do (ex. heal my diseases), but I know that He has an ultimate plan and that He has every ability to take care of me in the midst of my trials.

We heard two pieces of good news from our trip to Mayo and when we came home last week that reminded me of God's power: my blood tests were completely normal and even showed me to be very healthy, and we received a letter back from our hospital telling us we were accepted into the Financial Assistance Program which will GREATLY reduce our medical bills! Praise God!

I am beyond grateful for the power of God in my life. Though He allows me to go though these trials, I know that He is beside me every step of the way, comforting me with His love and His peace that surpasses all understanding. I don't know what the future holds, but I do know that I serve an all-powerful God who knows exactly what is going to happen and will take care of me no matter what. What a supreme, supreme comfort that is. Praise God for His power and majesty.

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