Please, go open your Bible right now, or you can click here and read Psalm 107.
This beautiful Psalm begins like this:
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD, for His steadfast LOVE endures forever!”
and ends like this:
“Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast LOVE of the Lord.”
But, you see, in the midst, in the middle of God’s goodness and love, is lots of trial and pain and hardship. Lots of darkness and shadows. Plenty of labor and distress. Even affliction and destruction.
Yet, in the midst, in the middle, there is also the steadfast LOVE of the Lord. The Lord’s love does not waiver. It does not end when His people rebel against His words and spurn His counsel. His love causes Him to discipline His children, yet His love does not end. His love is steadfast. And the wise pays attention and remembers this.
Father, help me to be wise. Fill me, Lord, with your wisdom. Grow me in patience and help me to pay attention to what You are doing in my midst.