If you are like me, some days feel very eventful and productive, but other days remind me of the saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” There are times when we all wonder: Who cares about what I did today? Did today matter? Did anyone notice?
When recently reading Psalm 29, verse 8 struck me, which says: “The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.” Why is this verse here? Earlier in the Psalm, the voice of the Lord thunders, shatters the tall cedars of Lebanon, and flashes like fire. Who cares about the wilderness? It reminded me of the tree falling with nobody around. Why does it matter?
It matters because the Psalmist (David) wants us to know that God’s power exists even where we can’t see it and in ways we may see as inconsequential. However, to Him, nothing is inconsequential, and no detail is too small. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:30 that “even the hairs of your head are all numbered.” If a tree falls in the wilderness, God cares about it even if nobody else does.
Psalm 29 closes with “May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!” His strength and peace are available on good days and bad. On days we feel motivated and days we don’t. On eventful days and on days we feel we are in the wilderness with nobody to hear.
Today, God will notice you, and will work in ways that you may only know when you look back on them from eternity. No tree falls without His knowing about it.
May His strength and peace be with you always.