The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. Psalm 29:10
Often life feels like one massive deluge after another. Family crisis hits and it feels like I’m barely surviving. Work conflict occurs… I’m just treading water. I get a bad report from the doctor and the waters try to pull me under.
But The lord sits…
He doesn’t stand. He isn’t nervous about my condition. He isn’t freaking out like I so often am. He sits.
When something substantial occurs in the leadership circles that I’m honored to be a part of, I often watch the initial response of the primary leader. Is he worried? Is he angry? Is he looking to find a quick fix or someone to blame? What is the leader’s reaction when the moment tries to take him under?
I often measured how I should feel about the situation at hand by his response. If he was angry…I would get angry. Make sense to me. Just copy what the main leader did because…well…he’s the main leader.
I love the response of the one to whom I have dedicated my life to follow. The Lord sits. God’s response to any flood in my life is calm majesty. If God doesn’t think my problem is big enough for him to stand, worry or pace over…I think I’m going to be ok. I think I’ll just copy my leader’s response.
Choose to sit. Rest knowing that He is in control. Makes sense to me even when life doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Enthroned over the flood…
Every flood that tries to rise up and drown me in this life is UNDER His throne. The bigger the flood, the bigger my God. The Lord sits enthroned over every flood.
Cancer. Worry. Jealousy. Divorce.
Every flood cannot rise past His majesty. God is not freaking out about this flood, so why am I? Yeah it’s difficult. Yeah, I have no clue how this will work out. Yeah, its pretty painful, but God is still enthroned over my flood.
I have heard it said that It can be very challenging to save a drowning person. Rescue is often challenging if not impossible due to the victim erratic, out of control movements.
But if I would just stop flailing my arms everywhere … trying to control my situation and give into the rescue, I would realize that my savior SITS OVER my flood.
Challenge yourself to establish your life by his elevated throne and not by the waves and waters that surround you.
Today, I must remind myself that The Lord SITS… enthroned OVER the flood.