Minute Meditations of Hope and Encouragement #165

Psalm 107 is one of my favourites. Not just because it is a majestic piece of poetry, but because it speaks of God’s deliverance from any situation. It pictures various kinds of journeys. E.g., the fourth stanza v23-32 pictures the storm-tossed seaman needing tranquillity and finding the storm-stiller. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies… Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. They, too, observed the Lord ’s power in action, his impressive works on the deepest seas… Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.

He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.” (Psalms 107:1)

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