Psalm 107:28-30 NIV 2011
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
Some commentaries refer to this as a salvation-history psalm beginning with thanksgiving to God. In Psalm 4 David cried out to the Lord for relief, as did Jonah when the captain sought relief from the storm. Seeking the Lord during times of trouble is what the Israelites were taught to do by each of the Patriarchs. Psalm 107:7, “He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.” Directions given by the Lord are straight and true leading to peace. In an ever-changing world believers can trust in God’s unchanging Word.
As a senior in college I took Philosophy 101. A Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ famous quote resonated. “Everything changes and nothing stands still.” Those words were perfect at the time. However, when I returned to studying God’s Word and growing in my faith, I found no need to visit the philosophers. Staying grounded in God’s Word helps me make better daily life choices. When the enemy continues to tempt me, I find solace in the Psalms by shouting, “Get behind me Satan!” Living in this ever-changing world I’m able to trust His unchanging Word.
What drives us to God’s Word?