Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 24, 2013

"Then" is an easily-overlooked word, but one in the Bible that changes everything. Don't miss it.

Some wandered in the desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
                                                    --Psalm 107: 4-6 TNIV

Psalm 107 is a long song, and it sings an oft-repeated message: During the good times, the people of God often drift away from their devotion to God, but THEN they cry out to God and THEN God delivers them. That cycle of forget-cry-then repeats at least four times in this marvelous psalm. So what?

God is faithful, even when we are not. "Then they cried out to the Lord..." Maybe we'd be wiser, maybe we'd be better off if THEN were more a part of our daily routine. "Then" can change everything.


Dale Patterson