God is mightier than the uncontrolled chaos around you and even that which is, perhaps, raging within you:
“The Lord reigns; He is robed in majesty. 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.” (Psalm 93:1-3)
Oh, isn’t that true at times? Don’t the floods lift up their roaring? In fact, FB Meyer wrote, “What are the wild waves saying? As the waves of trouble roar wildly around our life, there are times when surge on surge rolls in upon the soul, and breaks with boom and roar.”
BUT GOD ~ the psalm continues: “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!” (Verse 4)
To an Israelite, the raging sea was the greatest symbol of uncontrollable chaos. He is mightier than EVEN THAT.
Whatever waves are crashing upon your life right now, whatever the waves are “saying” – whether in a whisper or in a shout – HE is mightier! He is mightier than even the uncontrollable chaos. Why? Because the Lord on high reigns! His throne – a symbol of His sovereignty – is established. What peace this truth can bring to our hearts and minds! Spurgeon stated that a “holy calm” would come over our minds if we were always to remember that He reigns and that He is in control.
“But always there floats upon the soul the refrain of this sublime hymn, ‘Above the voices of many waters the Lord on high is mighty.’ He sits as King, higher than the spray is tossed, deeper than the fathomless depths, mightier than the strongest billow. Let Him but say, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the greatest storm that ever swept the waves with wild fury sinks into the tranquil sleep of childhood. Or, if we sink beneath the wave, we shall but fall into the hollow of God’s hand, where the oceans are cradled.” (FB Meyer)
What peace this knowledge can bring us today – that He reigns. He is in control. He’s got this. Let THESE words, THIS truth, speak above the roar of whatever the wild waves may be speaking: He is mightier!