Psalm 107:1-9, 43
107:1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, those he redeemed from trouble
107:3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
107:4 Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town;
107:5 hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.
107:6 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
107:7 he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town.
107:8 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind.
107:9 For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.
107:43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things, and consider the steadfast love of the LORD.
There is no good thing that our God ever with holds from His children. However, it is our heart and motives that either drive us towards God or away from Him. The problem that we face is the fact that our love for God changes, His love for us always remains steadfast and unwavering.
Whether it is pride, fear or hurt, our human nature can be the cause of our wandering away from experiencing God’s blessings in our lives. Our hearts portray what is truly important to us. It reveals our deepest desires and longings. It dictates to what we think will satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst.
This Psalm speaks to the fact that God’s true character is always constant. His utmost desire is to see us grow more in wisdom and growth through an intimate relationship with Him. All Christians can fall into the trap of backsliding and replacing our devotion to God with other things. What is important is what we do when we are faced with this reality. We are either given the choices as the Psalmist did to cry out to Him or fall into deeper sin.
Friends, God’s love for you and I is nothing like we have ever experienced. It cannot be compared or measured. It cannot be bribed or bought. God’s love is freely given and when we cry out to Him, He hears us and answers us. Let us follow after the Psalmist footsteps and turn from our sin, cry out to God and experience the steadfast love that has always been there.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress;
It seems to be that when we are pressed and are struggling that we always wait until we are in the darkest place before we call out to God. This seems to be true also of the Israelites when we read the scriptures. God is patient but when we finally call out to Him, He is quick to rescue.
But we should remain thirst for the Lord in the good and the bad times. We should pursue His ways all at time and seek His will for our lives. If we are waiting until we are in the valley to seek God then we are missing out on all that God wan’t for us.
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