The Lord thundered from heaven; the Most High gave a mighty shout. He shot arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightening flashed and they were greatly confused. Then at your command, O Lord, at the blast of your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare. Psalm 18: 13-15 NLT
Did God really give a mighty shout? Or was that thunder?
Were those God's arrows... or just powerful lightening?
Did God really uncover the bottom of the sea or the foundation of the earth?
Or is this remarkable imagery of the defeat of a hated enemy, someone with whom the psalmist is battling. This is the enemy for which the psalmist has prayed and asked God for help against.
Did a storm rise up in the middle of battle which confused the enemy and helped give a victory? Then was God seen as the cause of this storm? Did it seem so terrifying that even the ends of the earth were laid bare?
Think about a time in your life when you were convicted that God acted on your behalf. What kind of imagery would you use to describe the help that came from an unlikely source? How did you know it was God and not just coincidence?
God, you help us in many ways in our lives. Sometimes we realize what you have one for us and other times we are oblivious. We give you thanks and praise for all those times and all your help. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims