“… For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble,
And He… calms the storm.” (Psalm 107: 25-28)
In these verses we learn about still another level of redemption. Those who have been redeemed from their chaos, chains and choices can be redeemed from their storms or CRISES. Observe that God commands and raises these storms.
In the Gospels we read about an event where Jesus wanted to teach His apostles about faith. His classroom that day was a great storm, which He turned into a great calm by asking a great question. His question was “How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4: 35-40)
In this wonderful psalm we are being told that because the God of our redemption wants to deepen our faith, He commands and raises storms that bring us to the place where we are at our wits end, our soul melts within us and we reel to and fro like a drunken man. Then the God who commanded and raised the storm calms the storm and we find that we have entered into a deeper level of redemption.
Do you meet yourself in this psalm when you hear this level of redemption? As in all these other levels of redemption, when we realize we have or are experiencing this fourth level of redemption we should thank the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!