Psalm 135:5-7

Psalm 135:5-7

For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Psalm 135:5-7

Dear HLPC family,

I hope you are spending time in the Psalms these days.  It’s a great encouragement.  I was helped this morning in reading Psalm 135.  The passage above was a powerful reminder of God’s sovereignty that “Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps.”  The Psalm goes on to remind us that God rules over the wind and rain.

I need to be reminded that God is in control and so do you.  While a lack of control is at the very forefront of our minds these days- it’s actually true of every day.  We try to keep a façade of control, but things can change very quickly and very dramatically.  We’ve all learned that lesson, haven’t we?  Our God is great and He is sovereign.  One of the themes of the Psalms is to recount God’s faithful acts to redeem and preserve His people through His sovereign power.  I encourage you to spend some time remembering God’s faithfulness in redeeming you and how He has been faithful in your own life or the life of your family.  I was thinking this morning of how God was faithful to my own grandparents who He preserved and protected through the Great Depression and World War II. I know you have similar stories of God’s steadfastness.

Speaking of Psalms, we’ll be back in our study of “Psalms for the Stressed” tonight at 7PM.  We’ll be back in Psalm 34.  You can join in via Facebook Live through the church Facebook page.  It’s been a nice oasis of midweek connection with our church family.

I hope you’re still trying to practice 1-1-3 in calling at least one person a day and praying for three.  May God bless you and your ministry to one another this Wednesday!

Your Pastor,


Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).