This unnamed Psalmist is seeing God high and lifted up —
REIGNING — ROBED — ESTABLISHED — NEVER MOVED — EVERLASTING!
And it occurs to me….. maybe I’m looking elsewhere.
v.1 The Lord reigns; He is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; He has put on strength as His belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. v.2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
How often my perspective, regarding the earth’s age, seems to track back only so far as I have recall….. as if that were some sort of “starting point”. That’s laughable to read, after having written it, but “I” can tend to be my “point of reference”. How easily I slip into that mindset. Therefore, it does me good to read what this Psalmist wrote (what? a couple a thousand years ago plus more?!!) ….. I do well to think back to what this Psalmist’s earth might’ve looked like, to imagine what his life might’ve looked like. Just to think…. that many years ago, he was faced with *focus* — Waves… be them literal or figurative, but none the less floods lifting up, lifting up their voice, lifting up their roar!
- Either look at the “waves” crashing over him and despair?
- Or look at the waves, seeing their might and power, and consider: they are no power at all, against the power of their Creator!!! The Lord on high is MIGHTIER!!!
v.3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. v.4 Mightier than the thunder of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is might! v. 5 Your decrees are very trustworthy; Holiness befits Your house, O Lord, forevermore.
Trusting You — trusting Your decrees — this means being ok with Your sovereign will. This means trusting the “more” You are doing that I can’t imagine or think or even know to ask (Ephesians 3:20-21) — this means trusting You in Coronavirus. This means trusting You with my health, with my finances, with my family, with my future. And exactly what might I think I can bring to the table on this one anyway? I barely will stick a toe into the waves of Your mighty ocean….. it’s power and force overwhelm me. I’m no match for it. And I bring nothing to the table with Coronavirus.
Lord, Your holiness does indeed befit you. I like the word “befit”…. I like to say it. I like to think of it in regards to You! Your holiness suits You!! It looks good on You! You…. the One in charge. You…. the One who reigns. You…. the One robed in majesty, with Your strength surrounding You like a belt! Yes…. Holiness befits You. This IS Your earth…. established by You….. everlasting YOU. I bow to Your strength….. I bow to Your holiness….. I bow to Your decrees — all of which are beyond my ability to even fathom. But even though I can’t understand any of it, I can trust it. I can trust it because I can trust You.… Your Word tells me that Your decrees are trustworthy.
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These comments put it all in perspective. The Psalmist undoubtedly had a lot to worry about as we do but in the light of the Scriptures neither has anything to worry about. Bottom line – just trust the ONE who made us and made everything in this temporary place called earth
Thank you for taking time to write today. I needed this.
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I love how you put that….. “in this temporary place called earth” — we can all so easily forget this, forget that it was never meant to be our forever! (and we really need to be glad about that, as broken as it is!!) I remember Wes talking about the song… “This earth is not my home, I’m just a passing thru….” And so while we journey — “we trust the one who made us and made everything in this temporary place called earth”. (I loved how you worded that!)
Ah yes, the word it always seems to come down to in the end — trust. I don’t have to understand. I don’t have to like the little bit I do understand. But if I can pull out it trust in the author of it all, well, that’s really what grounds me. Seems like it always come back to trust. Love you so much!