Rumblings Upon The Waters.
I find that I have delayed this ramble for over a month. It is however timely, as all thing are, with God. As the psalmist says, ‘He perfects everything concerning the day, and prospers the works of our hands.’ God’s ways are not ours and all that He does is beyond our human thought, and I’m not going to argue with that.
Psalm 107, gives us a general overview into the condition of the ramblings of God’s people. It tells of how they journeyed through the nations; some wandered in the desert, some in darkness, some in their foolishness and some by selling their wares upon the seas. Verse 35 onwards , is the better known part of this psalm. It speaks of God turning the desert into pools of water, and the rich fruit that grows upon the dry parched plains when harmony ensues. It goes on to remind us of the benevolence of our God and the abundance that comes from His great mercies and forgiveness.
My focus, however, is upon the previous verses, starting in v23. Let’s have a look.
23 Some went out on the sea in ships;
they were merchants on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord,
his wonderful deeds in the deep.
25 For he spoke and stirred up a tempest
that lifted high the waves.
26 They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths;
in their peril their courage melted away.
27 They reeled and staggered like drunkards;
they were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 They were glad when it grew calm,