The LORD on High Is Mighty

Psalm 93:4 – “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!”

Giant Atlantic Ocean wave Shetland Sumburgh Head

Our family recently returned from our 12th annual trip to Fenwick Island, Delaware. A huge blessing by my mother-in-law, we look forward each year to our week in Fenwick Island, cherishing the annual traditions it brings, while we relish the opportunity to soak in the summer sun one last time before the school bell rings and signals the beginning of a new (school) year.

This year the ocean was particularly inviting, boasting temperatures in the mid-70s, nearly a match for the weather greeting us as we stepped outside our cottage doors. Unlike some years, everyone got in. Everyone got wet.

There’s nothing on earth quite like the ocean. The proximity of the house we stay in each year allows the opportunity to just sit and listen to the waves and gaze at their beauty. I love that. There’s something so majestic about the power of the ocean tides, the relentless rhythm of its actions. It can make you jeer with laughter one moment and then knock the breath right out of your lungs as it pulls you off your feet the next. Its waves can invigorate you, and then frighten you, and then revive you again.

The ocean is unpredictable. It’s majestic; it’s mighty.

Every trip to the beach reminds me of Psalm 93, and I wonder again at the power and majesty of our Almighty God.

“Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!”

The psalmist exclaims that “The LORD reigns; he is robed in Majesty” (Ps. 93:1). Against the backdrop of human depravity and the unpredictable wickedness of men stressed in the previous psalm (Psalm 92:6-9), the author here glories in the Sovereign Rule and Power of the Almighty God:

Mightier than the Ocean

Our Majestic God holds the world in His hands and under His Sovereign rule and control. His throne is established, and from everlasting to everlasting HE is God.

Verse 3 of this psalm speaks of “floods (that) have lifted up their voice… the floods (that) lift up their roaring.” Forces of evil and darkness will rise up and roar; they threaten oppression; they oppose the kingdom of God; at times, they appear to rule.

Yet, the psalmist glories in the eternal perspective, the only true reality, that God alone reigns (v. 1).

“The seas have lifted up, O LORD,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding
waves.”

Maybe you, at times, feel like chaos is the only order of the day; that the seas are pounding you with relentless abandon, like you can’t get your footing against all that opposes you to knock you down.

That’s when we need to remember Psalm 93:4. The LORD is Mightier than the thunder of the great waters and the breakers of the sea. He controls even the crashing of the ocean tides.

As the forces of evil and opposition lift up their voice to roar, to wreak havoc, to terrorize, and to oppress, they are not the final authority. They are not ultimately in control. “Mightier is the LORD”; “The LORD on high is mighty.”

The LORD God Almighty, the Majestic, Everlasting God is the One who rules and reigns. And He speaks comfort to His people who are tempted to fear:

“But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior'” (Isaiah 43:1-3a)

No matter how high the waves rise, our God is in control of them. My soul, trust today in your Majestic, Mighty, Sovereign, Reigning God and be refreshed again in the Ocean of His love and mercy. HE is Mighty, and He is for you in Christ.

All We Need Is Christ

This is one of the most encouraging videos I’ve watched in a long time.

It’s only 4 1/2 minutes long, an excerpt from a sermon by Rick Gamache (2 minutes into the video, through the end of the video, is all about the believer’s life IN CHRIST).

If you are a believer in Christ, these truths will nourish and strengthen your soul.

If you are not a believer in Christ, thank you for visiting revivingthesoul! Everything in this video is offered freely to you as a gift through simple faith in Jesus. Only look to Christ, trust in him, and all of this will be yours:

Romans 8:32 – “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

At The Cross

This has become one of my favorite songs.

“At The Cross”

Oh Lord You’ve searched me
You know my way
Even when I fail You
I know You love me

Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There’s no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You go before me
You shield my way
Your hand upholds me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There’s no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

And when the earth fades
Falls from my eyes
And You stand before me
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There’s no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

Hillsong – At The Cross – Album: Mighty to Save