31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! 32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the company of the elders. 33 He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; 34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it. 35 He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings. 36 There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, 37 And sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. 38 He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and He does not let their cattle decrease. 39 When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow, 40 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way; 41 Yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction, and makes their families like a flock. 42 The righteous see it and rejoice, and all iniquity stops its mouth. 43 Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. (Psa 107:31-43)
God has the power and the capacity to make a home for His children where there is none…to provide water in a desert, to provide a fruitful harvest and plentiful cattle that will not decrease in number. God will provide for those who cannot provide for themselves and are humbled by their circumstance. God will humble those (princes) who think they can provide for themselves and have no need of Him. If we are with Jesus, we are home…temporarily here in this life and forever with Him in Heaven. Jesus taught in Matthew 5:2-12:
2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Hide this in your heart and hold-fast your confession in Jesus. Go back to Psalm 107 regularly and call to mind what God has done and promises to do if we are wise in Him and understand who He is.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! …. 43 Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.