This scripture jumped out at me today in light of Hurricane Katrina: “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves” (Psalm 93:3). Wow – didn’t they though? The news says this hurricane and flood is probably America’s biggest natural disaster.
It is always times like these when questions about God rise up. Where was He when it happened? Why did He allow it? I’m not going to try to answer those questions now – maybe another day. But I can answer who God is from the verse that follows the one quoted above.
“The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea” (Verse 4). Think about the force with which the water hit the land. I saw a huge fishing boat that had been lifted out of the water and placed on top of a building; a hotel that remained intact but moved blocks; a truck now wedged between two steel poles twenty feet in the air. All of that represents a powerful voice.
Yet it is nothing compared to God. A hurricane is no contest. The storm may have had a voice for a time but God has power over time itself. Now that the storm is over and the floods are withdrawing, lift up your eyes to the one who is on high. Put your trust in the one who is mightier than any hurricane. Believe me, God’s voice is louder.