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Guided Through the Tempest

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story –

Psalm 107:2a

Redeem: to free from what distresses or harms, such as
a: to free from captivity by payment of ransom 
b: to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental 
c: to release from blame or debt: clear
d: to free from the consequences of sin

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“Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end. 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. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.”

Psalm 107:23-32

What sort of storms has God guided you through? Maybe you have:

  • ridden the roller coaster of life with an addict
  • experienced prolonged frustration
  • been in the throes of panic
  • felt dizzied by constant change
  • been at the mercy of someone who couldn’t make up their mind
  • got a glimpse of eternity and didn’t like where you were headed
  • felt unable catch a break
  • had a mental breakdown
  • considered or attempted suicide

From what kind of tempest have you been redeemed?

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story –
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe…”

Psalm 107:2

Please consider sharing how God has set you free from what once held you. There is no encouragement for someone in a dark place that is quite like the hope offered by someone who was once there but has been successfully redeemed! We’ve all been saved from something and most of us from many things. Let’s celebrate the wins between us; God has been so faithful!

This is the last post in the “Tell Your Story” series! If you’d like to revisit the others, here are the links:
Tell Your Story
Provision in the Wastelands
Broken Chains
Delivered from Afflictions

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Delivered from Afflictions

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story –

Psalm 107:2a

Redeem: to free from what distresses or harms, such as
a: to free from captivity by payment of ransom 
b: to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental 
c: to release from blame or debt: clear
d: to free from the consequences of sin

MerriamWebster.com

“Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.  Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!”

Psalm 107:17-22

Has God delivered you from distress? Maybe you have:

  • had an eating disorder
  • suffered a serious illness
  • struggled with mental health challenges
  • experienced symptoms that were never diagnosed
  • felt starved for love or acceptance
  • experienced trauma
  • suffered through paralyzing fear
  • dealt with debilitating grief
  • been unable to forgive yourself for something

From what kinds of afflictions have you been redeemed?

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story –
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe…”

Psalm 107:2

Tell your story in the comments below!