Today’s Scripture and Thought
Being a Christian doesn’t mean we have it all together and we lie in a bed of roses. Sometimes your world can still fall apart and you haven’t a clue as to why. Have you ever felt like you are on a wagon led by a couple of horses you don’t control and they are headed directly for a cliff? Or that you have just jumped out of a plane without a parachute? Sometimes it looks as if we are doomed and there is no way out for us. The men in Psalm 107 must have felt like that.
23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end. Psalm 107:23-27
When I was kid we used to go to the Saturday morning matinee at the local theater in Verdun. They would play a serial like the Lone Ranger or Buck Rogers where at the end of the week’s instalment our hero was in a predicament that would surely spell his end. We’d have to come back next week to find out how he got out. Of course the hero always did find a way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and survive to fight another day.
Imagine how Jesus disciples felt. They had been with Jesus for three years and had seen Him raise the dead heal the sick and blind and even feed five thousand with a few loaves and fish, but then he had been crucified and laid in a tomb. They hid together in Jerusalem looking for a way out to flee for their lives. They couldn’t see a way out because they too were hunted men. Their mentor and teacher was gone. But of course we know that wasn’t the case. Jesus rose form the grave and defeated His enemies and appeared to His disciples. Their problem was they had forgotten His words and promises. He had not failed them or let them down.
So as you head toward that cliff or see the ground rushing up toward you, remember God’s mighty promises He has made to you. Think back to all the times you have been in similar situations and God brought you through it and rescued you? Has He ever failed you? Is He going to fail you now?
28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people,
And praise Him in the company of the elders. Psalm 107:28-32
Call upon the Lord and tell Him what you are facing. He cares and will meet you there. He loves to show Himself mighty on behalf of His children. Just as Jesus was in the boat while his disciples were facing a storm, He is right there with you now as well. He promised to never leave you or forsake you. Trust Him and thank Him for the answer even before it’s there. He holds you in the palm of His hand.
Today’s Worship Songs
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1. When You Walk Into the Room – Bryan & Katie Torwalt
2. You – Hillsong Chapel
3. Here We Stand – Newsboys
4. You Won’t Relent – Jesus Culture
5. Majesty of Heaven – Chris Tomlin
6. Already There – Casting Crowns
7. Rhythms of Grace – Hillsong United
God bless and keep you – Gerry Desjardins
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