10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.
11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
By: Susan Jeffries
From beginning to the end, God is in control!
I like the way the ESV says it.
“The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!” Psalm 29:10-11 ESV
The ESV says the Lord sits enthroned over the flood. This is confirmed in the book “The Messiah In The Psalms” by Daniel L. Seagraves although he indicates the word “sat” rather than sits. The book goes on to say “for the ancients, there was little that was more frightening or uncontrollable than raging flood waters. Specifically, the flood of Noah was an event of enormous distraction, but even then God was in control. He spared Noah and his family. He took care of the people of God then, and he takes care of us now.”
We say it time and time again about the crazy times in which we live. Something dawned on me though, and these verses confirmed that just as in the great flood, God is in control now. I don’t have to keep up the social media or make sure I understand what new thing is happening that confirms the times we are living in. In fact, if I do hear something, I don’t have to share it. The word of God confirms the things that are to come, and I don’t need to, we don’t need to stay all up in the business of the world. At least not all the chaotic craziness.
No matter what is going on around us, God already knows, he already sees, his plan is already in place and we only have to follow and keep our eyes on him. The distractions in our lives are meant to distract. All of the noise is meant to turn us to the chaos. If you’ve ever been in the middle of chaotic people or a chaotic situation, they are not fun. Chaotic situation’s cause fear, and cause us to feel unsafe and unstable. If we already know that God, from Creation to the flood, and then from the flood to eternity has and always will have and be in control, then we do not have anything to worry about. We have but to keep our eyes focused on the God of our salvation, following his will and keeping peace in our hearts and our homes, and with others.
These verses bring peace to my mind and help me to understand that I have the option to shut out the chaos because I don’t have to worry about it. We don’t have to worry about it because God has got it covered, He really does! So many scriptures talk about peace but to actually have peace means that we have to be intentional about what we open ourselves to.
“Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 KJV
We have to pursue godly peace.
When chaos comes knocking at your door, you have choices, join the chaos or speak peace into the chaos. Better yet, don’t even open the door.
And to those going through things that have nothing to do with what’s going on outside in the world such as a very hard, sickness or illness, you can still reach for that peace and God will give it to you.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 KJV
Peace be with you!