…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…
Psalm 107:27-29 NIV
Befuddled, thoroughly confused; no wisdom could help; their skill, learning and ability brought to nothing. They were at their wits’ end. Sound familiar? Does your money run out before your month? Has your doctor explained your disease could be terminal? Does watching the evening news make your heart tremble in fear? Has life just got you down? Are you at your wits’ end?
I have great news for you! Our LORD can still your storm to a whisper. He can bring you out of your distress. He still delivers His children from the mouth of the lion, walks with His children in the midst of the fiery furnace; and delivers His children from the pit.
Psalm 107 was written to celebrate the Jews’ return from their exile in Babylon. It recounts many of the encountered trials yet focuses on thankfulness for the great love of the LORD. Phrases such as “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good” and ”Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble” are followed by “He delivered them from their distress” or “He saved them from their distress” or “He brought them out of their distress”.
This Psalm concludes with “Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.”
If today you feel you cannot put one foot in front of the other, if your struggle has been long and you can see no end, if you are simply longing for strength to make it through the day, reach out to Jesus.
If today your pain and suffering seem more than you can bear, if your heart is aching at the thought of what the day may bring, if your mind will not allow you to stop the spinning thoughts of anger and frustration, reach out to Jesus.
If today you have more to accomplish than is possible, if you cannot seem to separate the good from the best, if you would prefer to run away rather than step forward, reach out to Jesus.
Cry out to the LORD in your distress. He can still your storm to a whisper. He does His best work when we are at wits' end.