Have you ever been in a trial and felt like you just couldn't hear His voice? Were you calling out to Him yet you felt so alone? Maybe you are dealing with a trial like that right now. Psalm 29 explains a few things about God by using the description of His voice.
God is with us through the trial no matter what the trial is. No matter how high, how wide, or how deep the trial is, He is bigger.
He is with us through the storm and He is with us through the deep waters.
Psalm 29:3 "The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters."
Even in the trial He is still in control, sitting on His throne.
Psalm 29:4 "The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty."
He is greater than the dark forests of trials and can easily remove the obstacles that are too big for us.
Psalm 29:5 "The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon."
Psalm 29:9 "The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory."
He is Lord over the fire and the flames that threaten to consume us.
Psalm 29:7 "The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire."
He is sovereign over the floods of life that try to sweep us away.
Psalm 29:10 "The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever."
And He masters all these types of trials with ease, simply by the power of His voice. His booming, loud, bold voice. Yes, He is master over our trials and controls them at will, and yet our greatest need is not for His booming, powerful voice to remove the trial. That's the voice we so often crave to hear, but the one we often need to hear most is different. It's easy to hear the big booming voice. We wait for it. We cry for it.
"Lord, take this trial away! It hurts!" We listen for His booming voice and we cannot hear it.
It is in those moments we can learn how to listen for His other voice. His still small voice. It's isn't the voice that removes trials, knocks down obstacles, and diverts the floods. It's the voice that speaks peace to our hears. You have to be quiet and still and patient to hear it. His still... small... voice. It says, "I am here. I've got you. Peace."
1 Kings 19:11-12 "And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."