True and Faithful

Meditating on Psalm 107.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever. (Ps. 107:1)

The thread of words that makes up Psalm 107 points to an outstanding theme that is maintained all throughout the psalm. It is about the faithfulness of God to deliver in times of trouble, and in return, we should not forget to offer thanksgiving. I read the lines of Psalm 107 and I can’t help but remember the ways God had come to my rescue. Indeed, we the redeemed, may see ourselves in these lines.

For those of you who have not yet known or received the salvation of the Lord or are not sure whether you are truly saved, may Psalm 107 speak to you. Do you feel that the enemy still has powerful hold on you, that you are not really freed to live a righteous life? Do you feel that you are wandering aimlessly through life, confused and not really knowing what to do and where to go? Do you feel that your soul is in darkness, that you can’t seem to escape the feelings of fear and uncertainty and can’t find the light, the True Light?

Does your soul long for something more, something deeper which the things that surround you can’t seem to satisfy?

Psalm 107 proves to us that when we call on God in our troubles, He will deliver us out of our distresses. He will redeem us from the hand of the enemy (v. 2), He will lead us by the right way (v. 7), He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness (v. 9). It tells us that God will listen to our earnest cries and will come through for us.

He is faithful. And He is more than enough. He is all that we need.

Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High. (vv. 10-11)

Problems abound in the world. Yes, even among our nearest relatives and friends. I was just talking to my sister who is here visiting from the province. I was sharing to her the Gospel of salvation, and she also shared to me the problems that our relatives and friends  in our town are facing. Painful, heartbreaking problems that only the hand of God can fix. The works of the enemy (that is, sin) abound, but the grace of God much more abounds (Rom. 5:20).

My sister and I talked for hours and my heart was gladdened by her listening ear and open heart. I thank God for imparting to her wisdom to understand all the words that I said.

I tell her all these:

That God is a God who saves and changes lives.

That He fixes our problems and gives us inner, enduring peace.

That He is a God who blesses and multiplies (v. 38).

As we were wrapping up our little Bible study, my heart was laden with the burden for the salvation of those she mentioned, people who are sick with great fear, who walk in darkness and anger and misery. Who are drowning in their own tears of helplessness (or wallowing in the mire). I let out a heavy sigh. If I could only reach to those souls easily. But I know that God will make a way.

The righteous see it and rejoice,

Whoever is wise will observe these things,
And they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. (vv. 42, 43)

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Journey with Jesus,

Comments

  1. Dolly says:

    Thank you for this wonderful reminder that God is great and to seek His provision in the Psalms. I dont often venture to the Psalms, but I think I just may in the morning. Thanks Rina!

    • RinaPeru says:

      I learned to embrace the psalms as a healing balm when I was very sick and suffering. I so related with the anguish and struggles David had to go through in his own life. I had echoed his words (much like I did with Job’s) in the deep recesses of my soul.

  2. Barbie says:

    You are a blessing, Rina! I am enjoying getting to know you through blogging!

  3. Beth says:

    “He is faithful. And He is more than enough. He is all that we need.” Your words are simply beautiful Rina!
    Blessings to you,
    Beth

    • RinaPeru says:

      Always, when I read comments like this, it brings me humbly to my knees and be in awe to the Savior King who is the real Author of all this. Blessings!

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