I’ve never thought about where God likes to go for a ride when He travels. I usually just envision a majestic Being sitting on a throne controlling heaven and earth from his big ‘chair.’
The Bible tells us that God likes to cruise.
Consider this from Psalm 68:
“O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord, to Him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, He sends out His voice, His mighty voice.” (vs. 32-33)
The God of the Bible loves to ride around in the heavens. He rides through the heavens as the Ruler and Sovereign and Majestic LORD that He is.
But that’s not the only place He rides according to this Psalm:
“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to Him who rides through the deserts; His name is the LORD; exult before Him!” (v. 4)
The God of the Bible also likes to cruise through deserts. Um…okay…
In one place we find He loves to ride through the heavens. In another . . . deserts. This is in the same Psalm, mind you. Psalm 68.
So which is it? Heaven or Desert? Sandy Dunes or Streets of Gold? Waterless places or Streams in abundance? Desperate spot or Divine satisfaction? Which is it?
To be as biblical as we can be, the only right answer is BOTH.
The God of the Bible, our Great God, is the Ruler of Heaven and Earth who controls all things. This same God, however, is not distant. He rides through the desert places to meet His desperate children where they are and provide for their thirsty needs.
Also, from Psalm 68:
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears up; God is our salvation. Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death. . . Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from His sanctuary; the God of Israel-He is the one who gives power and strength to His people. Blessed be God!” (19-20, 34-35)
You got a dry area in your life that is in desperate need of help? Seriously. Is there is desert-like situation that simply will not change unless something supernatural – outside of your control – happens?
Our God has a dry sense of travel.
Yes, He rides in the heavens. But the God who loves you also loves to ride through the desert to give power and strength to His people.
Acknowledge your desert. Tell Him you’re desperate. Plead with Him to ride through that area and cause abundant streams to flow. He could do it from heaven if He wanted. But He’s not that far away.
He rides in the desert places, too. The LORD has a dry sense of travel.