The Ruler of the Sea

The Ruler of the Sea
Psalms 89:9
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

This morning I awoke aboard a seafaring vessel. Psalm 89 was part of my morning reading plan. I read this passage while looking out over the sea and I was reminded by the fact that we control nothing. The Lord God is in control of everything; therefore, we must put all of our trust in the Lord alone, He alone can calm the waves. All that we have is a merciful-gracious gift from our heavenly Father. He created heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them. All human beings are created in His image but none of us except Jesus Christ are God.
Mark 4:39-41
And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Many of our friends and neighbors are going through storms. Neither we nor they have control over the turbulence but the Lord does. He can calm the wind and the sea; therefore, with a single voice praise God and pray to God for all needs; however, know that He may not calm the storm because His purpose is greater than ours.
Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
God is conforming us into His image. We may not understand because we are looking in a glass dimly but in the new heaven and the new earth yet to come we will have more understanding than we do now. Brothers and sisters be of good cheer, have faith and do not be afraid.