Psalm 29

Read Psalm 29.

Psalm 29 speaks of the majesty, power and strength of the LORD; and calls us to, “Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength”, and  “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name” (v. 1-2). Ascribe means to, “lay something to the account of a person; to give credit to an attribute”.

When we worship the LORD and ascribe to Him the glory due His name we humbly give credit and acknowledgement to God for the attributes and characteristics that already belong to Him...we worship Him for Who He is...for His great power, His holiness, His steadfast love and grace, and especially in this chapter, His sovereignty over all creation and the world; which includes our lives.

The chapter ends “May the LORD bless His people with peace!” When our hearts are humble and we truly seek God, no matter the circumstances, He gives us His peace.  

My 88 year old mother is going through a hard transition. A very dear friend of hers will be going into a nursing home soon and the daily companionship they share will be lost. As we were talking the other day, she shared with me that she woke up during the night and could not go back to sleep because of the sadness of her heart and mind. She said she cried out to the LORD for several hours and then she said, “He gave me peace, He calmed my heart as I realized I was not in control but the One who is just and good and kind IS!” 

His peace came to her heart, as it does to each of us who believe, when we remember and acknowledge that God who created us and loves us is the One who is holy, steadfast and sovereign over all of life.

O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free:

His word shall not fail you He promised;
Believe Him and all will be well.
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.  

– Helen Hewarth Lemmel


-- Karen Pace