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Men Delivered From Manifold Troubles!

Posted by Scott on December 13, 2007

Men delivered from Manifold TroublesMy bible gives a sub-title to Psalm 107 and it reads: The Lord Delivers Men from manifold Troubles. Listen to what it says in PS. 107:23-31 “Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters; they have seen the works of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep.  For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; their soul melted away in their misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, and were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet; So, He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His loving kindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!”

Most of you have read my wife’s email concerning my liver condition and what “appears” to be NEXT for us physically. And I, not unlike my wife, was thinking that “just two more sessions of chemo” then we get a break; then the liver function tests seem to want to prove different. So many of you out there are experiencing similar situations. You are tossed to and fro, like a little life raft out on the magnificent ocean of life. You stagger around as if “drunken” and still your feet remain “steadfast” to the deck of the boat of your life. One wave after another and you continue to get up, dust yourself off, and continue on the mission that God has chosen for you.

Well, nothing has changed here in our lives. We get up, thank God for His grace, and continue on in the direction He has sent us. For my liver function to go from 100k to 1.62 million is very dramatic in man’s eyes; “But God“! Up to and including today, God has provided me with a ministry of such tremendous magnitude and there is nothing that can stop it now. Psalms 46:10 says: “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth“. That helps to remind me that NONE of this is “for me”. Be still and know that I am God. I’m here and I’m working it out. Just believe in Me and see the Glory of God.

Are you standing in the boat tonight, swaying to and fro from the treacherous winds of your life, not knowing where to place your next step. Anchor Deep. Stand Still. Remember that He is God! And let Him have His way with your life. You’ll be at more peace when you do. You wonder, “How can you know for sure, Dave”? Well, all I can say is “I’m standing in the boat”!

Be at peace. 

About the Author
Dave Stallings lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife of 36 years, Barbara, Who also suffers a serious chronic illness, and their dog, Captain Jack…along with their kids and grand kids ! Dave is a semi-retired pastor and loves to blog on his personal web page since being diagnosed with Stage IV incurable non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two and a half years ago..his motto is “It is what it is and God is not surprised”….his blog is
www.nowwhataz.blogspot.com, his personal testimony can be read at www.nowwhataz.org and he can be reached by email at dstallings2@qwest.net

-Scott Bailey 2007


One Response to “Men Delivered From Manifold Troubles!”

  1. C.L. Mareydt said

    what a wonderful expression to inspire us all! thank you!

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