Have you realized the power of words? Do you speak words of inspiration, or words that do not encourage? When you look at a situation, what are the words that go through your mind? Are they words of hope? Encouraging words?
This month the Daily God Walk Devotional offers you a full month of inspiration. We have a week of devotions on the theme, "God Offers His Word," a week focusing on "The Power of Our Words," a week of "Words to Meditate Upon," a week of "Words From the Spirit" and we wrap it up with "Words of Faith."
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When God Speaks Things Happen
Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities… Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. – Psalm 107:17-20
Psalm 107 is a call to the people to offer praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for his bountiful mercy. It begins, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever,” and concludes with, “Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord” (v43).
The message of the psalmist is that as we go through life we tend to go our own way and our way usually ends in distress. When we find ourselves in distress we call upon the Lord, and the amazing thing is that he responds to us with love and mercy.
The psalmist first tells the plight of a people wandering in the desert (v4-9) . They were lost, hungry and thirsty, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.”
He next writes of those who sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains (v10-16). “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and he saved them from their distress” (v13).
Then in our text for today he speaks of some who foolishly followed their own ways and fell into sin. Does that sound familiar? We should all be able to identify with that. We can also identify with verse 19, “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.”
How did he deliver them? “He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.” When God speaks things happen. Today God is just waiting for us to cry out to him in the midst of our maladies so he can send forth his word and deliver us.
Prayer: Lord, first, give me grace not to falter, but if I do slip, give me the humility to cry out to you; and when I do cry out, send forth your word to deliver me. In Jesus name, amen.
Principle: When God speaks things happen. Today God is just waiting for us to cry out to him in the midst of our maladies so he can send forth his word and deliver us.
Affirmation: I will not wait until times of trouble to call upon the Lord. I will call upon him daily and trust him for all of my needs.
Reflection: In Psalm 107 there are three groups of people. Those who wandered in the wilderness (v4-9); Those in darkness and suffering (v10-16); and those who foolishly chose to go their own way (v17-20). What are the differences between these groups, what has caused their dire circumstances and what do they all have in common?
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