The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; Psalm 93
the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord forevermore.
The Lord reigns. I went to thesaurus.com and this is what I found for the word reign. The Lord dominates, governs, holds sway, occupies, administers, bosses, commands, influences, manages, overrules, rules, sits, is in power, is in the driver’s seat, is supreme, heads up, rules the roost, runs the show, superabounds, wears the crown.
The world is established. Again, I went to thesaurus.com. The world (earth) is entrenched, settled, fixed, rooted, secure, set, stable, vested, deep-rooted, permanent, unshakable. The world will not come to an end until the God who reigns, dominates, governs…you get the point…decides it will. China will not end the world. America does not rule the world. Trump or Biden will not determine the the end of the world.
If 2020 were a Psalm, God would still be in charge.
If 2020 were a Psalm, we would grab a life jacket and scream for a lifeline. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. (vs. 3) It’s been raining since March. Hurricanes. An earthquake. Violence. Covid. Did I mention an earthquake? In North Carolina! Yes, the floods have lifted up their voice. Israel feared the water more than anything. Incidentally, that’s why in the book of Revelation it states in heaven there will be no more sea. Israel’s fiercest enemies were the Philistines (the word literally means “sea peoples”) who came across the Mediterranean from Greece and wreaked havoc.
The floods have lifted up their waters in your life too. Divorce. Death. Cancer. Job loss. Soured friendships. Unbelievably difficult work situations. You’re struggling to hear God’s voice because the roar of the waves that are slapping you in the face every time you stand up.
If 2020 were a Psalm, we would be honest about how hard life has been…and still is.
If 2020 were a Psalm, we would look up to the Lord who reigns above the roaring waters. Why? Because He is mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty! And we would see a God who is undeterred, unmoved, unaltered and unafraid. He is not caught off guard, surprised, bewildered or wondering. Not at all!
His decrees are very trustworthy. Holiness is the doorbell to his house. Now and forever.