Ponder God’s Unseen Answers

In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

Psalm 18:6

And what does God do about it? We read the opening verses to this psalm last week, seeing Him as our fortress, rock, shield, and more. But what is God doing when we see no evidence of action? Ah, the unseen, uncomprehended, unfathomable movements of God! The remainder of Psalm 18 gives us a glimpse of what happens in the heavenlies when God answers us:

  • The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook…
  • Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth, burning coals blazed out of it.
  • He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet.
  • He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind…
  • Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
  • The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.
  • He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them…
  • He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
  • He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me…

Don’t be discouraged, my friends. God is always doing more than we see. He is compelled by love, unwaveringly faithful, and resolutely turning our trials into blessings.

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me” (v19).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s