What do we have to be afraid of when our God has the ability to twist an oak tree and strip a forest bare, simply by using His voice? Why do we ever question His ability or power? Why do we wonder if we can ever be free or change when we have this powerful God on our side?
Why would we ever worry about our life when the voice of the God we serve breaks the cedars, which are the noblest and strongest of trees in the forest, as one commentary described them.
Do we really believe God is this powerful? Do we really understand Who it is we have given our lives to? Are we even capable, with our little finite minds, to grasp the true awesomeness of God?
No...I don't think we can. He is simply too much. And this makes me glad.
I don't want to serve a God I can figure out. I want to sit in utter awe of Him. It makes me feel safe to live without a clear and consise answer to all the "whys?" of life.
He is my safety net. He has never failed me yet. His faithfulness is true...not false.
Has every prayer been answered in the way I have hoped? No. But His voice alone shakes the desert...I think I can trust He knows what is best for my life.
Life is hard. God's love is better than life...the good and the bad...He is better.
He can be trusted. Even when we can't understand all that is happening around us...we can rest in the reality He is aware of us, of little ole' us, and He loves us more than anything.
The voice of the Lord is powerful and it's on your side!