Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thunder From The Mountain

But you God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high,
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.
Psalm 3: 3,4
Yesterday two different devotionals I read spoke about God shielding us on all sides. When God-incidences like that happen I take notice, as I feel God is trying to teach me something. I did not plan on writing on the above verses today, but I am drawn to do so.
David, in this Psalm, is speaking to God about escaping from being killed by his own son, Absalom. You can hear the emotion in his voice as he talks of how the enemy has pursued him, and yet he has been protected by God. God has heard his pleas and answers like thunder from a holy mountain. What power! What protection! What love!
Recently at a blog I visit, the author has been sharing a four part series on the many ways we hear God speak to us. It has been comforting for me to continue to learn more about the many ways I believe God speaks to us, and His desire to do so.
Sometimes His voice comes in a devotional that grabs our attention, or through the words of a friend or spiritual advisor. Sometimes the scriptures seem to jump out at us, and often in times of prayer we hear within us a word of comfort or insight. And then there are the answers that come like thunder from a Holy Mountain just when we need them or when we least expect it! When the enemy within or without pursues us, we can trust God to be with us.
So today, if you find yourself in need of His shield, take heart! Like David, we can rest assured that God will shield us and when you lift your head high and with all your might shout to God for help, He WILL answer ~ sometimes with thunder~!!
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Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks. This is just the encouragement I need today!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, Renee! This is a wonderfully encouraging post that we all need to hear!


Joan said...

A very encouraging posts. I love it when God uses those "instances" to teach us.


Loren said...

This is so good! I love HIS tangible ways of speaking to us! meeting us right where we are! :)

sarah said...

you always encourage...and inspire. Have a great weekend. Sarah

The Happy Homemaker said...

Yes!You are so right...and isn't it a warm and wonderful feeling?

Charlotte said...

Beautiful thoughts, Renee. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

Anonymous said...

So very nice to meet you Renee. A lovely post this Sunday afternoon and I also enjoyed reading the introductory paragraph about you and your family. My mother passed away almost 2 years ago, but how she loved Autumn. All the things you speak of remind me of her. I wish you a very nice week.

Lisa said...

Thank you for such an encouraging post!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I'm always looking and listing every day to see how the Lord will touch my life on each day. There is always someone or something that does.

Jan Lyn said...

Oh Renee, your blogs are such an encouragement to me and others. I just loved reading this one. I too, believe that it is no coincidence when you run into 2 devotionals on the same topic, rather a confirmation to you. How wonderful! Thanks for blessing us.
Jan Lyn

sarah said...

came by again to let you know I'm praying for you...Stay strong ok

daylily777 said...

Hi Renee,
This is a very encouraging word from the Lord ! He is so wonderful!
Thank you so much for sharing !