“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress” (Psalm 107:6, ESV).
This refrain occurs four times in Psalm 107: verses 6, 13, 19, and 28. Each time, it follow the description of people in trouble or danger; and this is the solution, that the people called out to God, and found in Him salvation. Whether it was wandering, work, or sin that put them in danger, the hope of God’s people is the same. Whether the danger be desert (v.4), captivity (v.10), affliction (vv.17-18), or sea (v.23), the hope of God’s people is the same.
Call upon the Lord when you are in trouble, and wait for His deliverance. We share the same hope with God’s people throughout the ages—the Lord is our strength and salvation. Rely on Him at all times. When you have wandered from Him, don’t hide in shame—turn to God in repentance and faith, and find restoration in His fatherly arms.