The Presence of God in a Florida (or Mid-Eastern) Thunderstorm

By: Steve Negley

Posted: July 22, 2021

Category: Daily Devotional

Psalm 29

A Psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
and strips the forest bare;
and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!


God, just as we are reminded of your great power in a summer Florida thunderstorm, let us seek to see your power as we face the storms that rage against us in life.  Give us the strength and peace we desire as we wait and watch for your will to be done today and each day.  Amen.