Trying to undersand

November 2, 2018

Psalms 93:2-3… Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have  lifted up, oh Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.

            Sometimes, as we read the Bible, we might be confused and feel like we can’t understand God. Verse, above, 3 is like that for me. But today, when I read it I realized it has not yet happened. My first clue was verse 2…”from old… from everlasting.”  The writer of this Psalm possibly didn’t realize exactly what he was writing. He had thoughts in his head and he wrote them down. God put them in order and blessed them with timing. I have  heard floods roaring, but I have not heard of them having  a voice. But I was reminded of a verse in Revelation.

Revelation 19:8… Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters, and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying


            John describes a similar scenario, but he is kind enough to say it sounded like… and ‘voice” was associated with a great multitude. Notice the timing, “Then…” this part of the Revelation is close to the end, leading up to the final battle. Psalm 93 might be more vividly understood at that time. I also read from James today and I will quote a verse from there…

James 5:14-…  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and let them pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins the Lord will forgive him.

            Yesterday, an elder from the church we attend, came to see me in the hospital. I didn’t know him very well, but better now. We talked about prayer. I suspect anyone, who has prayed, has mixed emotions about it. Does God answer? And regarding today’s verse… what constitutes a “prayer of faith.” Since faith is tied to belief, we must pray, believing. Then the difficult question. Do we believe God will? or only that He can? I want to stay clear of that argument, but I don’t

want to put my head in the sand. Only God knows the future, so, also… what is best for us. Prayer requests require trust. Trust God.