Psalm 93 is one of the great psalms of confidence and reassurance in the stability and steadfast love of God, a reassurance we have all desperately needed over the course of this pandemic. As we have experienced a second and even a third wave of the virus we can all relate to those verses:
The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice: the floods lift up their waves.
The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly: but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
I have picked up on that image of ‘wave after wave’ in my response, but also I hope, returned, as this psalm does, to the sure foundation we all have in the God who loves us, and knows us, and has come to meet us in Christ.
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And trusting him until the day I die,
I will not fear the surging of the sea,
Though troubles in a flood-tide rise so high;
Wave after wave of panic surges through me
And other people’s fear and rage increase
My own, until the toxic mix is deadly.
But when it seems these troubles never cease
I sense beneath them all some solid ground,
A sure foundation and an inner peace,
And, over-arching them, the starlit round
Of heaven’s firmament. Though in between
The storms of life rage on, with all their sound
And fury, I still trust that all unseen,
Founded below and glorious above,
My saviour stands and keeps my soul serene.
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