You Cry, God hears

It’s a wonderful Sunday, I got some very beneficial time in His Word, and a couple of good sermons today with my hotspot. That, in of itself, is a miracle.

I am relaxing on a beautiful little lake, aptly named after the Spirit. It is storming here, and I see this smaller lake grow dark and foreboding. But as I hear the Thunder, I smile. I always think on it being His Majestic voice reassuring His own. Our God is always on His Throne.

“At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that comes from His mouth. He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard. God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.  For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. Job 37:1-6

I love the rumbling thunder and yet I think of this time we live in, it’s also a hard pill to swallow, as we see others in distress. Fear for their jobs, lives, families, livelihoods and homes. We call upon the Lord, wondering when He will deal with these wicked ones who trouble so many — He hears.

2 Samuel 22 says He heard David’s cry, and the earth shook and trembled, the heaven quaked, because the Lord was angry. It continues in verse 9, to speak of smoke, fire and kindled coals. He bows the heavens, and comes down with darkness under His feet, riding upon a cherub, and upon the wings of the winds. Darkness canopies around Him, Dark waters and thick clouds of the skies, yet from the brightness before the Lord coals of fire are kindled. This storm right now reminds me of this passage, it was so dark, that the first pictures I took with my phone, at the very first glimpse of sun, came out mainly black and white.

God thunders marvelously from heaven with His voice. And it’s so comforting to me. I’m jolted back to the realization of the sheer power of the One I belong to. The Lord in His mercy is warning those who inhabit the earth, yet they do not want to hear, their hearts are hardening like Pharaoh’s in Egypt.

Those who trust in Him remember these words from King David in 2 Samuel 22.

He sent from above, He took me,

He drew me out of many waters.

He delivered me from my strong enemy,

From those who hated me;

For they were too strong for me.

Greater is He

The Lord is the One who hold us in His hands. Greater is He that is in us, than he who is in the world. One way or another we will be delivered ultimately. Maybe not the way we wish for, but as Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego said, Our God who we serve, is able to deliver us, BUT IF NOT, be it known to you Oh king that we will not serve your gods, nor worship them.

Jesus is in the midst of the fire with us, the Son of the Living God. There is a different Fire coming for them, that unless they turn to God in belief, they will not be able to escape.

The Lord is our lamp, and will give us light in the darkness (read the song David wrote for the Lord in 2 Samuel 22 — very inspiring). It reminds me of the picture I took when the sun was just enlightening the lake (featured picture). When I took the picture, it did not do the brightness justice, for I had to lower the camera and raise it back up quickly to take it, the sun was so bright. One day He will be the only Light in this world.

Are you Afraid and Weary?

For the many who are afraid in these dark times; think on the disciples with Jesus on His boat. Yes, this is a great tempest, and we are crying, “Lord, save us! Don’t you care that we are perishing?”

But Jesus answered them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” I have to ask myself that often, why is my faith faltering. But I am reminded how it is we strengthen our faith (Romans 10:17). His Word is our sword (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17), so sharpen yours up. You will be encouraged, His Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:10-11).

There are a vast multitude of people in turmoil right now, but Psalm 65 reassures us it is the Lord on High who stills the noise of the sea, their waves, as well as stilling the tumult of the people. Psalm 93 lets us know He is mightier than the noise of many waters or the mighty waves of the sea.  Psalm 104 says at His voice the waters flee away. And Psalm 107:25-32 that in short says, He commands and raises the stormy winds that lift the waves. We cry out to Him and He brings us out of our distresses. He makes the storm calm so that the waves are still. Cry out to Jesus. But remember this from Psalm 107:31.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

I love to hear the Lord thunder marvelously with His voice. It’s a reminder of His awesome power, and that He is our Father who loves us. Our Father is bigger than their father (John 8:44).

Those who trouble us will have an awful penalty one day if they do not change their thinking and believe upon Him as their Savior. I fear for them when I read this passage (2 Thess 1:6-10). For that reason, it is a little easier to pray for those who seem so evil that it’s hard for us to see it and not wish for vengeance upon them. Believers always been vexed with evil. This is nothing new under the sun. But what we have, that they do not have, is a Savior who loves us, and has given us eternal life which cannot be lost or forfeited. We’re already delivered into His Kingdom, and one day we’ll be completely and ultimately delivered from the presence of sin forever. Pity them for that at least, have compassion on some, pulling them from the fire, even though you hate the stench of their evil.

Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. Ps 89:9


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