Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.Psalm 107:43 (ESV)
God’s steadfast love reaches wherever you are, even in the moments it does not feel true. Maybe the shadows just seem too dark. Maybe it just feels like you’re too far off track. Maybe everything swirling around you has you wondering which way to turn. Whether it feels true or not, God’s steadfast love reaches wherever you are.
Psalm 107 describes four groups of people in four different places. Some wandered in the desert with no place to dwell. Some sat as prisoners in the darkness. Some found trouble through their own foolish choices. Some were tossed by the waves until they were at their wits’ end. Four different groups in four different places, but each one responded the same way, “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress” (Psalm 107:6, 13, 19, 28).
They cried out, and God delivered them from their distress. For those wandering, hungry and thirsty, God led them to a place where their souls were satisfied. For those imprisoned in darkness, God led them out of the shadows and set them free. For those suffering the consequences of foolish decisions, God sent out his word and healed them. And for those in the midst of the storm, God calmed the waves and brought them to safety.
They cried out, and God delivered. They were four different groups in four different places, but like us, none of them were beyond the reach of God’s steadfast love. Where were you when you cried out to the Lord in your trouble? How has he delivered you from your distress? Thank the Lord for his steadfast love!