Psalm 77

While cleaning up some old files this week I stumbled on my 2010 message on Psalm 77.
I was surprised at how relevant it seemed about our current distress.

Please listen, and let my know what you think.

A few years earlier, my mentor, Ray Stedman presented a series of teachings on Psalm 77. These are, I think, well-worth reading or listening to.

Psalm 77
Obtaining God’s Help
Series by Ray Stedman


Psalm 77

God’s Mighty Deeds Recalled

To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

I cry aloud to God,
   aloud to God, that he may hear me. 
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
   in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
   my soul refuses to be comforted. 
I think of God, and I moan;
   I meditate, and my spirit faints.

You keep my eyelids from closing;
   I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 
I consider the days of old,
   and remember the years of long ago. 
I commune with my heart in the night;
   I meditate and search my spirit: 
‘Will the Lord spurn for ever,
   and never again be favorable? 
Has his steadfast love ceased for ever?
   Are his promises at an end for all time? 
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
   Has he in anger shut up his compassion?’

And I say, ‘It is my grief
   that the right hand of the Most High has changed.’ 

I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;
   I will remember your wonders of old. 
I will meditate on all your work,
   and muse on your mighty deeds. 

Your way, O God, is holy.
   What god is so great as our God? 
You are the God who works wonders;
   you have displayed your might among the peoples. 
With your strong arm you redeemed your people,
   the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.

When the waters saw you, O God,
   when the waters saw you, they were afraid;
   the very deep trembled. 
The clouds poured out water;
   the skies thundered;
   your arrows flashed on every side. 
The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;
   your lightnings lit up the world;
   the earth trembled and shook. 

Your way was through the sea,
   your path, through the mighty waters;
   yet your footprints were unseen. 
You led your people like a flock
   by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

The Red Sea Crossing  

O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 
‘For who has known the mind of the Lord?
   Or who has been his counselor?’ 
‘Or who has given a gift to him,
   to receive a gift in return?’ 
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory for ever. Amen. 
(Romans 11:33-36)

All Hollow Inside

I find people today will listen to a true story told by a real person but they shut out talking heads, commentators, preachers, 
self-made experts, zombies, authority figures --who are probably hollow inside! 

A Classic Carole Burnett skit

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