Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. ~Psalm 107:1
It’s been hard lately to see all the suffering around the world especially when it comes upon people I know and love. I’ve experienced some encouraging things as I’m finding out about some of those I knew, who, years later are now experiencing the “Mercy” of God.
I remember as a young man, like most men who hate to ask for directions, finally pulling into a gas station to ask for guidance. The guy first told me I would have to turn around because I was going in the wrong direction. I got back in my car and thought to myself, “What does he know?” and stayed on my route. Finally, I realized I better turn around. I sat at a red light on the corner of that gas station only to hear the attendant say “I told ya”.
I don’t recommend that to anyone who witnesses to someone who eventually comes to Christ to say “I told ya”, but let’s keep giving directions.
When we try to direct people to “The Way” we aren’t telling them something that we invented or created, it’s more of a discovery, “Can I get a Witness”? Psalm 107 is a testimony of those who found themselves lost and the reoccurring theme is “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble and He delivered them out of their distresses”.
This is my testimony, even after countless times of people telling me I need Jesus it wasn’t until I came to the end of my road where I cried out. The outcome is always the same, “And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place”.
So if you are getting discouraged because of the negligence of people when it comes to God, keep giving directions, and like me under my breathe you can say “I told ya” if the come around.
Until then, we can join the Psalmist with his lament, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness”. Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob is married to Terri, he is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and a full time staff member. He is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events.
Daily Quote: “Faith is the silver thread upon which the pearls of the graces are to be hung. Break that, and you have broken the string — the pearls lie scattered on the ground.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon (Nineteenth Century English Preacher)
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.