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>Psalm 107:23-32

In Psalms, Theology on September 14, 2007 by mstevensrev

>23 Some went down to the sea in ships,doing business on the great waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lord,his wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;their courage melted away in their evil plight;
27 they reeled and staggered like drunken menand were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,and he delivered them from their distress.
29 He made the storm be still,and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet,and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,for his wondrous works to the children of man!32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,and praise him in the assembly of the elders

God appears to have a special place in his heart for sailors. All I can picture right now is the cast of the Deadliest Catch! Hard working salt of the earth, superstitous sailors. God show them over and over, day in and day out what he is capable of doing by controling the sea. He commands the wind and clouds, and they appear to talk him on in the chaos. And it broke them, because they could not control it.

So they cried out. Asking for deliverence. The storm was calm, the waves were quiet. This gave them the opportunity to worship and thank God. When they return to harbor everyone knows about how God has taken care of them. What a accurate picture of God’s work in all of our lives, it is just most of the time we pretent like we have more control than we actually do.

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