I was in a class yesterday and the teacher mentioned a verse in Psalm 107. This prompted me to read the entire chapter. In doing so, my spirit leaped for joy. As it should, verses one and two set the tone perfectly.
1 Give thanks to the Lord , for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
Verse two is what really did it for me. “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,”. But allow me to continue to build this.
Four times in this passage, it is written, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress.” I wish I could put the entire chapter on here and break it down section by section, but due to time restraints I can’t. However, I will speak in a little greater detail on one section.
Psalm 107:17 says this: Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
Oft times, we operate in our own ways, which puts us on the pathway to death. Because our spirit and flesh are in constant battle with one another, we can be aware of and disappointed by our wrongs. We can even have a strong desire to correct our wrongs and still struggle. But here is the beauty. This is what made me excited by reading this passage. We are not required to get ourselves together! At least, not alone. We merely need to cry out sincerely to God, and He will rescue us from our distress. However, there is no game to be played with this. God is more than willing to bring us out. We, however, need to put conscious effort into staying out.
We can’t take His deliverance for granted by being a repeat offender. We will naturally stumble, perhaps even fall again in life, but if we truly decided to walk in His ways, much of our stumbling will be avoided.
Love you, be blessed!