“He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in …” (v7). God shows his “steadfast love” (v1) to men and women in all kinds of trouble. Some are lost, hungry and thirsty (v4-5), and He brings them into a settled community (a “city”) and satisfied their longings (v7). Others are prisoners, in bondage because of their own rebellion, and when they repent, He frees them (v13-14). For travelers, He calms the storm and brings people to their “desired haven” (v30).
Our good Father knows we need “a city to live in” (v36). He frees us, calms our storms, and gives us a place and a purpose in His kingdom.