Conversations Devotions

Provision in the Wastelands

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

“Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away.  Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.  Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

Psalm 107:4-9

In what ways have you been unsettled and experienced God’s provision? Maybe you have:

  • gone through infertility
  • experienced isolation
  • been in between jobs
  • felt lonely or outcast
  • been homeless
  • gone hungry
  • had trouble finding a church
  • lacked direction in ministry
  • needed reliable transportation
  • felt far from the Lord

From what kinds of wastelands 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!