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Thursday, May 26, 2022 by Barbara

Pause & Ponder, #6

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).


Comments

Kathy R. From Hope, NJ At 5/31/2022 8:12:44 PM

Right on time. Thank you, Lord, and thank you Barbara for this beautiful, encouraging message!!! :)

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Thank you, Kath!

Faith From PA At 5/26/2022 4:36:01 PM

Amen, Barbara. If we could “see” God in action as the Psalmist described, we’d bow at his majesty rather than cower with our fears.

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Yes, indeed, Faith.

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