“Others went to sea in ships,
conducting trade on the vast waters.
They saw the Lord’s works,
His wonderful works in the deep.
He spoke and raised a tempest
that stirred up the waves of the sea.
Rising up to the sky, sinking down to the depths,
their courage melting away in anguish,
they reeled and staggered like drunken men,
and all their skill was useless.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and He brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a murmur,
and the waves of the sea were hushed.
They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet.
Then He guided them to the harbor they longed for.
Let them give thanks to the Lord
for His faithful love
and His wonderful works for all humanity.
Let them exalt Him in the assembly of the people
and praise Him in the council of the elders.” (Psalm 107:23-32)
We all have storms we have to deal with in our lives. They come both literally and figuratively. We’ve seen in recent days and weeks dealing with storms such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma. We also see it in our lives figuratively when the troubles and hardships that come our way. Throughout it all, God is still there in the midst. He is still in control.
Like the Psalmist writes here in Psalm 107, God is right there to hear us when we call out to him in the midst of the storm. He knows what we’re going through. He is able to guide us “to the harbor”. Sometimes it’s hard in the midst of the storm to feel his presence but He is there. If we call out to Him, He will hear us.
This week, let us pray for those that are in the midst of storms both literally and figuratively. And let us give thanks to the Lord, for His faithfulness and His love. Let us give thanks that He does hear us and that He will calm the storm and will guide us to the harbor.