David told us in Psalm 29:4: “The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic (NASB).” It’s easy for me to picture God’s voice as being powerful and majestic. I only have to look at creation and see the majestic beauty, the power of the weather, to see God’s strength. Yet I struggle to comprehend that this same God can strengthen me.
In the verses that follow in Psalm 29, David described the evidence of God’s strength in the world: “The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon (verse 5); The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire (7); The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare (9).” God’s voice is powerful. The same voice that speaks to us; the same loving voice that speaks wisdom into our life.
God is fully capable of strengthening us for the trials of life. He is able to guide us along the straight and narrow path. He desires to redeem us from a life of sin; to sanctify us. When you stand in awe looking at the grandeur of His creation. When you feel the power of an approaching storm. When you read His word, know this same God seeks to strengthen you; seeks to have a relationship with you.
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The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. – Psalm 29:11