Songs of Praise: Psalm 107:1-22

As one of the redeemed, praise the Lord today, with Psalm 107:1-22. [Click the link above or open up your Bible.]

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble…

Psalm 107:1-2

Because He is good and His steadfast love endures forever, He redeems the lives of those who call out to Him. Even when the trouble we’ve gotten into is of our own making.

Some of us wander away from His Word. Seeking satisfaction in the world, but only find souls empty. Hungry. Thirsty. When we find the world has failed there is no one to cry out to but Him.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and delivered them from their distress.… Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Psalm 107:6, 8-9

Some of us choose to rebel against His Word. Exchanging light for darkness. We spurn the counsel of His Holy Spirit and find ourselves sitting imprisoned by the lies of the world, in the shadow of death. Heavily burdened. Entrapped by our own choices. No one to help… except Him.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.… Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.

Psalm 107:13, 15-16

Some of us choose the way of the fool. Thinking we alone are the ones who won’t get caught. Found out. Tangled in a web of sin. Drawn to the gates of death by addiction or deception or denial. There is no one to cry out to from this place, but Him. No one to hear. But Him.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalm 107:19-20

Jesus. His Son. The Word made flesh. The Father sent Him to heal us and deliver us from the messes we’ve made. Bad things happen in the world because we chose our own way rather than His. We alone are responsible for the sin and brokenness. And He alone redeems all we have broken.

There is no pit so deep that He cannot save. But we must cry out to Him!

Finding yourself in a pit these days? Cry out to the Lord. Wait. And be prepared to give Him thanks. His steadfast love is unfailing.

Let us thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! And let us offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

Thank You, Lord! For redeeming the messes I make. For loving me and working wonders for me, none of which I deserve.

Amen.

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