Have you ever caught yourself in that type of situation? Where everything seems to be going well and for some reason thanking God for his faithfulness is not on the top of the list?
God is faithful!
This actually reminds me of a joke: An old fisherman’s boat sunk and the captain was out lost at sea. The captain prayed, “Lord, save me. I know you will.” After praying that prayer, a boat came and offered aid, but the captain said, “No, thank you. God will save me.” Another boat came and he gave the same response. So the man died and went to heaven (please remember, this is just a joke) and he asked God, “Lord, why didn’t you save me?” God responded, “What are you talking about? I sent you two boats, you dummy!”
There are times where we don’t see God’s hand at work even though it’s right in front of us. In times of trouble, don’t think God is kicked back relaxing on some big cloud. He is ready to help you, and maybe in a different form of an answer than you may have been looking for. In this psalm we see the answered prayer and God praised for his faithfulness. Along with the joke, this psalm reminds me of the old hymn ‘Eternal Father, Strong to Save,’ which is also known as The Navy Hymn. I’m especially reminded of where it says, “Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, for those in peril on the sea!” God hears our cries and is faithful to answer.
From verse 1, “In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.”
Pray “for those in peril on the sea,”
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