Psalm 18:13 Yahveh thundered from the sky; the Most High made his voice heard.
Psalm 18:14 He sent his arrows and scattered them; he hurled lightning bolts and routed them.
Psalm 18:15 The depths of the sea became visible, the foundations of the world were exposed, at your rebuke, Yahveh , at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
David describes his problem with the image of a violent storm, then the clouds pass. Now, another thunder is heard. It is not the thunder of the storm. It is God’s voice.
All his enemies are scattered by lightning bolts— arrows from God’s quiver. The deep sea which had threatened to drown him is now exposed— harmless in the presence of God the rescuer.
The storm you are facing right now may be violent and threatening. But it is nothing compared to the ferocity of God’s deliverance.
Lord, help us to stand tall in the midst of our storms, and trust in your power to rescue us.