I Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found (Psalm 107)
My story is one of acknowledgment that my God was always there in the darkness.
We all come from many different places, situations and circumstances. Many may be able to relate with the examples given in Psalm 107, like “wandering in desert wastelands,” being in “darkness and the deepest of gloom,” “a prisoner” of rebellion against the word of God, “a fool” by their own rebellious ways. Others of us have faith that wavers in the face of adversity. But in each of these examples, when God’s people cried out to the Lord, He was there. He was there to deliver and save them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom. He broke away their chains, healed them, rescued them from the grave, stilled the storm and guided them to their desired haven.
How different is this from our own situations and circumstances today?
When I read this text, it takes me to my own walk, my own story. My story is one of acknowledgment that my God was always there in the darkness, a story of understanding that I am known by my God, a story of accepting that I am wanted and valued by my God, and a story of truly experiencing His love. An unfailing love from a Father that has the power to correct, deliver, redeem, restore, and repurpose me to live a life beyond my own expectations. When I acknowledge my God’s unfailing love I cannot help but have an attitude of gratitude for the work He is doing in my life.
How does Psalm 107 relate to your story? Are you in the desert, the darkness, a prisoner, a rebellious fool, or have faith that wavers in adversity? If so, know that God’s unfailing love is so great that He sent his one and only Son to die on a cross for you and I. Jesus came to be the sacrifice for us all. It is through Christ’s blood that we are redeemed. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It is as simple as crying out to your Lord in belief! God is good and his love endures forever.