In Psalm 107, we read how God delivers men from many situations. The Psalm starts off focusing on how we should thank God for His long suffering mercies. In our lives, we will face many trials and hardships. It is then that we can plead with our Lord for mercy. God is SO good, that He never leaves us alone!
vs. 6 “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.”
Praise the LORD that in trouble, He hears us! He will deliver us!
vs. 13 “Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.”
In our work, we get frustrated and distressed, but He will save us out! Hallelujah!
vs. 19 “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.”
We bring suffering upon our own lives because of sin. But if we cry to Him, He will bring us out!
vs. 28 “Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.”
When life is beating us down, we can turn to God, and He will bring us out! Amen!
We cannot neglect the need to thank and praise our God for His goodness and mercy. Four times in this Psalm this sentence is found:
“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”
God deserves and expects us to take the time to thank Him for all He does for us. It is not a suggestion, it is necessary. By thanking God, we are admitting that we couldn’t do it alone; it was God that did it or delivered us. We need to praise God in order to humble ourselves.
The chapter ends with this advice:
“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.”
Turning to the Lord in trouble is smart. But, one who wants to be wise, will not only seek the Lord’s help in trouble, but will remember to praise and thank God for all He has brought him through. When we remember to give honor to the One whom honor is due, we will begin to see how merciful God is to us every day.