Through the Storms

Violent storms are raging in our world—and in our lives. We’re afraid, we’re out of options, we’re out of ideas, and are frustrated. We’re “at our wits’ end”—a phrase that means “to be so worried, confused, or annoyed that you do not know what to do next” (Cambridge Dictionary). That idiom is from the King James Bible in the 1600s. In Psalm 107:27, it was used when fishermen in the deep oceans faced life-threatening storms in which they felt desperate, powerless and helpless. (The Hebrew of the Ps 107:27 phrase “at wits’ end” literally says “their wisdom was swallowed up.”) How do you face storms in your life? Psalm 107:28-30 assures us that when we “cry to the Lord in our troubles and distresses,” He will calm the storm and the waves, bring peace to our hearts, and guide us safely to “our desired haven.” At your wits’ end? The way up is the only way out.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim


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