~ Psalm 29 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~

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~ Psalm 29 ~ Spiritual Journey From The Beginning To The End Of The Psalm ~


The Psalms are truly an indescribable ubiquitous marvelous collection of pithy sayings! This Psalm is an incredible Zion worship song written by David. He is steadfast in his devotion to the Lord and candidly shares his heartfelt emotions. David is a multi talented, gifted man who was anointed and appointed by God at an early age. We can learn a lot about life and living from his mistakes as a husband and father, as well as his splendid accomplishments and plethora of successes as a man of wisdom, who loved God and was one of the greatest kings to ever live!


Here in another of David’s prodigious, illustrative, amazing, profound Psalms we are able to experience the glory and strength of the Lord. We are given a glimpse of His immeasurable infinite power! God is truly worthy of our praise!


We can attribute the many natural wonders of nature displayed throughout the world to the Lord! The world’s natural landscape is full of picturesque examples of His miraculous handiwork! There is a melodious synchronized harmony that permeates God’s creation annually reflected in the year round seasons throughout the world. There is an endless diverse multiplicity of climates, vegetation of forests, plants, flower annuals and perennials that arduously and fragrantly adorn the earth! One only needs to look around to see the overabundance of examples in nature that prolifically state that God is!


It is thought by some expositors that this Psalm was scribed to remind us of the plenteous rainfall that took place during David’s time. There was a great famine and the Heavens were shut-up for three years. The magnificent miraculous strength and power of Lord God Jehovah is celebrated!


God created us for His glory! Today in this 21st century He still wants to become a part of all of our lives everyday! But He does not force His will or His way upon us. He is a Holy God and above Him there is no other. Whatever you may be experiencing in life it is nothing new to the Lord. I want to encourage you to spend some time in His Word! It is here you can ascertain the answers to life and living. God has created you with a specific purpose in mind. When we shift our focus to Him we can discover strength far beyond what we thought was ever possible. It is our choice to seek Him above all else.


David throughout the Psalm consistently encourages us to trust in God! Here in this 29th Psalm he describes a riotous, tumultuous storm that is entering on the coast of Lebanon and raging throughout the forests of Mt Heron. David observes this tumultuous turbulent storm as it sweeps across the nation on to Kadesh. Despite the disorderly storm he remains focused. He recognizes that the storm is merely a display of God’s tremendous power as well as His holiness. He worships the Lord amidst the storm and he speaks to his people about the Lord’s ability to give them peace. Although he too experienced personal struggles during his lifetime David was a man of great faith.


It is when the storms of life begin to rage we must learn to take cover under the shadow of the almighty! As we grow spiritually we learn the benefits of praising the Lord! The desire to do His will over our own will becomes stronger, as we yield our lives to Him. As we learn to surrender to the Lord and shift our focus upon Him rather than our problems or situation, we can experience His peace that surpasses the understanding of man. Always keep in mind that your victory is in your praise!


A thunder storm reveals to us the powerful magnitude of the boisterous crescendo in which the voice of the Lord can be expressed! It speaks vociferously as a reminder that He has complete control over the elements! Yet day to day He still gently continues to tap at the door of our hearts. We too often take for granted that the sun will come out each day or if in fact that there will even be a next day… The next time you encounter a violent, ferocious physical storm, shift your focus to God! Notice what begins to happen? Notice how the storm is not at all the work or orchestration on any human being. We have recently experienced many calamitous weather conditions that man has absolutely no control over. Have you ever seen anyone stop it from thundering, or the lightning from flashing? Notice how quickly in a storm whatever man has made just moves out of the way or is completely destroyed and reduced to nothing.


In the book of Ephesians we learn that God’s power works to transform us! We can be confident in the Lord! “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance for the saints, and His incomparably Great Power for us who believe! That power is liked the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly realms, far above all rule or authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in this present age but also in the one to come..” Ephesians 1. This passage of Scripture affirms the depth of the Psalm. The Word of God is all true! When we truly believe we can become confident in the Word of God! Absolutely nothing compares to His endless immeasurable power!


The next time you encounter a storm try taking a few moments and whisper a prayer! Note how powerless you feel. Like David we too can find solace in the Lord as we welcome His presence! Begin to allow any anxiety or fear to gradually dissipate as you shift your focus. If you do not know the Lord it is never too late to start. He will not force His way into your life! He just gently knocks at the door of your heart; He waits patiently for all who are willing to receive Him! Please don’t just wait until the storm comes. Tomorrow is not promised, this makes right now; a very good time to begin to ascribe to the Lord… Spend some time in the Lord’s Word today. Set aside some time and start by pondering this Psalm. In Him you can find Peace for your journey and you will discover that truly The LORD is AWESOME!



Book of Praise Lesson Highlights

BOOK 1

“A Psalm of David”

Theme: God reveals His great power in nature. We can trust God to give us

both the peace and the strength to weather the storms of life.

Author: David

David begins this Psalm expressing his glorious, expansive, gregarious adoration for the Lord! He encourages us to honor the Lord in our worship. God is a Holy God! We can find comfort, refuge and strength in Him at anytime as well in our time of need. There is a distinct matchless unique difference that is experienced in His presence! “Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones, ascribe to the Lord Glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His Name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.”


God speaks to us in many ways. We can hear Him in the thunder because we recognize that the volume of the heavens has become noticeable evident. It is apparent to us that thunder is a natural phenomenon that makes the skies rumble with a clamorous noise! Here we learn that the glory of God is at times expressed within thunder. Many are afraid when a thunderstorm arises. Quite often out of the blue or darkened sky all of a sudden lightning rays of atmospheric electricity abruptly discharges and sporadically flashes across the expansive heavens out of nowhere. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.”


Lebanon is infamous for its grand magnificent trees! It is a city off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The cedars there rapidly grow easily up to 120 feet and can have a circumference of 30 feet or more! No doubt it would take something as powerful as the voice of the Lord to instantaneously shatter a gigantic cedar. “The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox."


God has many ways to speak to us. It is through nature and the elements that He speaks to us daily throughout the world. When He wants to get our attention He can! Here within this 29th Psalm we find that the voice of the Lord is so powerful that the desert shakes vehemently. If He can cause a great flood to destroy the entire world certainly He can also uproot a forest whenever or if He so desires. No doubt in a matter of seconds He can uproot even an aged mighty Oak tree from the earth or just gently shake the ground beneath you. If you have ever experienced a potent ferocious earthquake you know that it only takes a few moments for any and everything to be reduced to nothing… God has a way of instantaneously getting our attention and reminding us that He is God! We however must learn to listen then recognize and honor Him for who He is!


God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead can make the impossible possible! We are to be sincere when or wherever we worship Him! God so richly deserves the glory! Yet He allows us all the freedom to choose who, what and how we worship… His Word teaches us that in order to truly worship God; The true worshippers, will worship the Father in the Spirit and in Truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks!” John 4. Know that it is only through Him we can receive His sustaining peace which surpasses the understanding of man… “The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; The Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forest bare. And in His temple all cry, “GLORY!”


This Psalm concludes by saying: “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with PEACE.”

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

DeBorrah, thanks for leading the journey through Psalm 29. Will read the Psalm and read the article again. You increased my appetite. Thanks!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

MsDora, Wonderful! The Psalm is marvelous! So glad that you are encouraged to read on... There is an endless wealth of Spiritual Wisdom within them. I have barely begun to stratch the surface.

Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines

Wonderful take on Psalm 29. I love Psalms! They always are a source of wonder and comfort for me. I usually place them in some of my photos and have now started a blog where I share this. If interested I'll give you the link. I don't know if we are allowed to place it here in the comments.

A Blessed Holy Week to you!

Happy Easter!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Jill of alltrades, Thank You! There is an endless array of godly knowledge in the Psalm. Your photos are always so lovely and full of Light. Thank You again for allowing me to use them in my hubs! I welcome the link to your blog. God Bless You!

Have an enjoyable and Marvelously Blessed "RESURRECTION" weekend! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

The next time you encounter a storm try taking a few moments and whisper a prayer!

Your words are encouraging to me, especially since we are under a tornado watch. However, the storms of life are many and come at your strong. So glad we have our Lord to cover us and take us through each one. Thanks for the spritual journey of Psalm 29.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Teaches12345, How timely! I pray that the tornado dissipates... This was a very inspiring Psalm as they all are. Life presents a phlethora of storms of all sorts to distract us from being centered upon the Lord. Thank God for His Holy Spirit; The everpresent Comforter! We just have to discipline ourselves to become calm and focus on The Lord which can be a challenge at times...

This is why we should consistently spend time with the Lord therefore when a storm unexpectedly arises we are better prepared. As you so wonderfully stated "We have our Lord to cover us and take s through each time!" Praise God! & Thank You Lord!

Thank you for continuing on this spiritual journey! Your comments and wise spiritual insight are always welcomed! In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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stars439 3 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Mr.s DeBorrah : This is beautiful work. God Bless You.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Stars, Thank You! & God Bless You!


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jill of alltrades 3 years ago from Philippines

Hi DeBorrah,

I'm happy that you are using some of my photos in your hubs. Just please link back where you got them, so that I will will know. Thank you! It's an honor for me.

By the way, here is the link to my new blog: http://getinspired-photoquotes.blogspot.com/. I hope you find time to visit and enjoy!

God bless!


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cristina327 3 years ago from Manila

Great hub, great insights to ponder on. Truly the Lord speak to us in many ways and at times He uses the nature to speak to us. It is such a great comfort to realize this. Thank you for sharing this great reminder. Blessings to you always and to your family. Best regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Greetings Jill, The pictures I use are from a hub you wrote some time ago displaying an array of beautiful flowers you photographed. Whenever I post any of the flowers I always give you credit and post the link! Thank you again, I will check out the new blog as well! Congratulations in advance!

God Bless You!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago Author

Cristina, Oh my! Thank You! Please forgive the delay in responding to your comment. This Psalm is truly marvelous! Yes indeed as you so wonderfully stated; "Truly the Lord speak to us in many ways and times.." Amen!

You are so welcome as always Thank You for stopping by to share your wonderful spiritual insight! In HIS Love, Grace, Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings!


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cecileportilla 2 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

Wonderful Hub!

Thank you for this spiritual journey through Psalm 29. Very beautiful pictures and reminder of God's presence to those who doubt that he does exist. The book of Psalm is a source of great comfort to many. Voted up!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 2 years ago Author

Cecileportilla, You are so welcome! The Psalm is marvelous! As you well stated: "It is a sourcc e of great comfort..." So glad that you have been encouraged!

Thank You for stopping by to share. Please do come again!

Peace & Blessings!

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