Psalm 93

The Majesty of the Lord.

93 The Lord [a]reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice,
The floods lift up their pounding waves.
More than the sounds of many waters,
Than the mighty breakers of the sea,
The Lord on high is mighty.
Your testimonies are fully confirmed;
Holiness befits Your house,
O Lord, [b]forevermore.

In this psalm God’s power, authority, and majesty are displayed in a couple different ways. The first involves the very earth itself. And while we now know the earth isn’t “fixed” in space, that’s not the point. This isn’t scientific fact, it is a theological fact. The earth is precisely where God put it, and it goes where he intended. As the old song says, “He’s got the whole world, in His hands.”

We could go on for a long time describing all the “miracles” of just the position of the earth. But in short, it’s rotation, distance from the sun, speed around the sun, tilt of the axis, all of it is for the sustaining of life. Thus as John would later write of Jesus, “without Him, nothing that exists would (or could) exist.”

Then the psalmist turns his attention to the sea and floodwaters. Now perhaps he only speaks of the tides in v. 3, but we’ve all seen the massive power of floodwaters, the sea, hurricanes, tidal waves, and so on. There aren’t many forces more destructive on this planet. And who is mightier than the sea? The psalmist states it clearly in v. 4, and it certainly isn’t you or I.

Why do we hesitate to turn to God, why do we insist on our own ways instead of trusting the one who aligned the planets and the stars in perfect synchrony? Our God is mighty, and not only stronger than the waves, but it is He who puts them in motion. Whatever is on our mind today, He is big enough, and strong enough, wise enough, and most critically, loving enough to handle it. All of it. Be done with your cares and hand them over to the One who cares for you more than life itself. Be free, utterly and completely free, in the all-capable arms of your Father.

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