Today, I’d like to talk to you about, “Ignore the Noise,” based on the following passage: “The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea” (Psalm 93:3-4).
From the time you wake up in the morning, you’re greeted with noise from different sources – all vying for your attention. Some voices are louder than others. Most of the noise is negative and uninspiring.
The problems we face in life are like a flood or the waves of the sea. They can rise and terrify us, making us think the end has come. But this is where we must demonstrate spiritual maturity and recognize that no problem is God. We must not be fooled by the noise.
Instead, aware of our exalted position as God’s offspring, we stand our ground and refuse to stoop to the level of the flood. We must refuse to acknowledge any power but God. I’m not asking you to ignore your problems. I’m only asking you to ignore the noise generated by the problems. This includes the negative chatter in your own head.
You’re the captain of your life. You therefore have the right, and the strength, to ignore what you don’t want. Giving attention to noise can crowd your judgment, making it difficult to discern the voice of God.
Remember, God alone is on high. Your problems are under your feet – beneath you, not on top. You’re above, but problems are beneath. Sickness, grief, disappointment, financial difficulties, relationship issues, family problems – can feel overwhelming at times. These problems can create a great deal of noise in your life – literally, as well as metaphorically.
When you find yourself in a difficult situation, remember today’s passage. I’d encourage you to memorize and confess it (repeatedly) anytime you feel a problem is trying to lift itself up where it doesn’t belong. Declare with authority, “The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”
A problem can scream at you from all angles. If you’re not solid in your faith, you’ll yield to the noise – which is what most people do. But remember, when you affirm a problem, you empower it. If, on the other hand, you affirm your exalted position in Christ, the stronger you become, and the problem will eventually collapse on its own weight.
What holds a problem in place is the attention we give to the noise it generates. The truth is, no problem has substance. All that a problem has is noise – nothing more. God alone has substance.
From today, reinforce your sense of peace with the following affirmations:
“The LORD is my habitation.
I AM above the noise; I AM untouched by it.
I AM of sound mind, and I AM always thinking clearly.”
With love and blessings
Leave a Reply