23Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. 24They, too, observed the Lord’s power in action, his impressive works on the deepest seas. 25He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. 26Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror. 27They reeled and staggered like drunkards and were at their wits’ end. 28“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 29He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. 30What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! 31Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.Psalm 107:23-31
Life can be unpredictable. It seems 2020 has shown us that with undeniable clarity. If there is a common theme in what I hear, it is that right now life feels like a chaotic storm. I am proud of those who cry out to God in their deepest fears and he brings stillness to hearts and minds. But he isn’t giving a redo on this year with all its chaos. We get to ride it out with the blessing of the quietness he offers.
I take courage from these verses knowing I am not doing life alone. No matter how the seas churn or the ship is tossed about, the waves and winds STILL KNOW HIS NAME! He will bring me safely into the harbor.
This song seems to sum up the promises of Psalm 107 quite aptly. No matter where you find yourself, may you know the living hope of Jesus!
Praise the Lord for his great love and the wonderful things he has done for me!