11/9/19: Hebrews 9:11-28; Psalm 107:1-43; Proverbs 27:11
Psalm 107: 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,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
As you were reading Psalm 107:23-31 did the story sound familiar? How about Mark 4:35-41 when the disciples awakened Jesus and he calmed a “tempest,” leaving the sea “completely calm.”
I find it interesting that in both cases we see the men on the boat “cry out” to the Lord. To me this is a reminder that we should never delay in calling to Jesus for help in our lives — and not waiting until the seas are rough but calling out every day.