God’s Powerful Voice

Psalm 29:3-4 — The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic (NIV).

The Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are located about fifteen miles west of Yellowstone National Park in Eastern Idaho. The Upper Falls are approximately 300 feet wide and are 114 feet in height. The average volume of water flowing over the falls varies between 600 to 1,500 cubic feet per second. This equates to an average of 387 million to 967 million gallons of water spilling over the Upper Falls every day. Now that is a lot of water!

I had the rare privilege (being a Southern boy) to see Mesa Falls in person. As I stood and watched a football field’s worth of water pouring over the falls, I began to think about how powerful of a punch it must pack. What a force! I watched as the falls smacked against the rocks below, and I thought about the impact such a blow would have on a human. It wouldn’t be pretty.

I then turned my thoughts to how powerful God is. Though the Mesa Falls are powerful, the psalmist wrote that the voice of the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. His voice is an awesome force! He spoke creation into existence. His voice brings victory and sets captives free. Job 37:5 says, “God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; He does great things beyond our understanding.” Wow!

Be encouraged today. You are His child; He speaks over and through you. And when you speak His words, they will pack the same powerful punch His do. If you will set yourself in agreement with God’s purpose and align your mouth with His, you will be a force to be reckoned with. Hallelujah!

Psalm 29:5, 7-9The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And His temple all cry, “Glory!” (NIV)

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