Turn Intense Complexities into Ordinary Simplicities

In Psalm 29, the qualities of God are revealed in the storm and its aftermath. The powerful and majestic thunder of a storm is like His voice. The quick striking flash of lightning immediately catches ones attention as the dark sky is lit up with the bright light of His glory. The strong wind can destroy and kill just like His fierce judgment can devastate all that do not accept His omnipresence.

The power that can raise a storm is available to those who trust in Him. Jesus received this same power and it calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:37-39). This same power lives in those who believe in Jesus and will turn intense complexities into ordinary simplicities.

When the storms of life come, run to God for shelter. Don’t look to the feeble efforts of a secular society. Instead, ask in prayer for help from the ONE who creates and controls the thunder, the lightning, and the wind of a strong storm.

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Lord, this day we have read in this passage about Your glory and strength. You are the maker of thunder, lightning, and wind. We want to receive this same power that makes and controls a strong storm. We give praise today to You for only You can bless us with calm after the storms we face in life. We praise You; the source of all knowledge and power because out of intense complexities in our life will emerge ordinary simplicities. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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