A Whisper and a Hush

We don’t know who wrote Psalm 107, but we know it was someone most likely rejoicing as the Jews returned home after the exile in Babylon. I love the language, especially the way the writer describes God’s calming power. We read this in verses 28-31:

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.
 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

I love the whisper and the hushing. I love that God stills. I think of any part of our lives filled with trouble, distress, storms, and tumult. We serve a loving and powerful God who can still and hush, calm and guide. He guides us to our “desired haven” and demonstrates “unfailing love” over and over again. I think of all the wonderful deeds of God awaiting you and me today.

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