Daily Devotional for November 9
Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has saved you from your enemies.
In Psalm 107, the psalmist lists four areas from which we are redeemed and for which we should praise the Lord. The first group of the redeemed were those who were wandering around the wilderness with nothing to eat (vv. 4-5). But when they cried to the Lord, He “rescued them from their distress” (v. 6). As our Provider, the Lord satisfies our hunger and thirst, both spiritually and physically. Praise the Lord for His provision! The second group of the redeemed were those who were in emotional or physical bondage (v. 10). But when they called on the Lord, He “led them from the darkness and deepest gloom; he snapped their chains” (v. 14). He is our Deliverer, the One who can set us free from darkness, gloom, and depression and break our chains of bondage. Praise the Lord for His deliverance! The third group were those who were so physically sick and diseased that they could no longer eat (vv. 17-18). They, too, cried to the Lord, and “He spoke and they were healed—snatched from the door of death” (v. 20). The Lord is our Healer, victorious over any affliction that attacks our bodies. Praise Him for His healing! The last group included people who were confused by hopeless circumstances (vv. 23-27). When they cried out, “He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves” (v. 29). The Lord is our Light in the darkest storms of life. Praise Him for His guidance! Are you hungry, bound, sick, or confused? The Lord is your Redeemer, and He wants you to praise Him!