Day 727 – Moments of Pain

pain“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.” -Psalm 107:13

The psalmist referred to two groups, wanderers and captives, who were suffering the painful consequences of their own choices. “They had rebelled against the words of God” (v.11a). Despite their numerous hardships, pain had fulfilled its warning function for when “their soul fainted within them” (v.5), when “their hearts were bowed down with hard labor; they fell down with no one to help” (v.12), “then they cried to the Lord…” (v.13). It was pain that prompted their return to God, who “saved them from their distress.”