Thursday, July 05, 2012

Deliverance

 4They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.
 5Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
 6Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.
 7And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
 8Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
 9For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 

Deliverance

Psalm 107 is all about God's deliverance of His people in times of trouble. The years of wilderness wandering were tough years -- a tough 40 years. Plagued by hunger, thirst, and their own sins, God delivered them time and again. Never did they lose their way, for God led them by the right way that they might go to a city of habitation.

It is not any different for God's children today, is it? Life is tough, how ever many years God gives us on this earth. Oh, there are certainly times of happiness, joy, and pleasure, but they are sprinkled with times of great sorrow. Yet, like the children of Israel, God leads us by the right way: the path He has chosen for us to travel. 

How could we find our way among the uncertainties of life apart from the Lord our God? What a comfort to know that His hand of guidance is always upon us. Oh, it may not seem like it at times, but God is right there, ready to guide and comfort us through our days of sickness, trouble, and even death. Nothing happens apart from His knowledge.

Ultimately, God leads His children to an eternal city of habitation in heaven with Him, forever! What a great and awesome God. In a world filled with broken promises, God stands alone as the only One Whose Word is sure. What He has promised in His Word, He certainly will bring to pass.

 Five times in this psalm, the writer proclaims,
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Then, he closes that thought with a benediction related to the verses before.
Oh, that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 
For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Let us praise the LORD for his goodness and wonderful works. Go to God today where your longing, hungry soul will be filled with goodness--the goodness of God!

God Bless You,
Linda

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How true! One challenge for us is to come with those longing hearts, for He does not satisfy the soul that thinks that it is good enough without Him.

Linda Croft said...

So very true! Thanks for your comment!