Psalms Meditation – July 13

“The Voice of the Lord Shakes the Wilderness”

Read Psalm 29:5-11

The psalmist takes the most forceful instances of power and glory that he experiences–thunder, lightning, earthquake, storm–and uses them as metaphors of God’s word: in such a way the world of nature becomes a parable of the world of grace.

PRAYER: God, your commanding voice in Jesus stilled storms on Galilee and quieted hurricane fears in disciples’ hearts. Now train me in trust so that I may put aside my timidity and embrace your mighty word with robust faith. Amen.

By Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 36

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