The Consolation of Blessings Past (Psalm 77)

Asaph writes another psalm declaring the consoling nature of the works of God in Redemption.

Psalm 77:1–3 (NKJV)

1 I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice;
And He gave ear to me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord;
My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing;
My soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled;
I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed.
Selah

He goes on to speak of troubling times, times needing meditation in the night, wondering where God might be.  Has God forgotten me?  But then Asaph remembers the years spent at the right hand of God, when His works were marvelous and He graced the sanctuary with His presence.  His strength was made known among the peoples.  Finally, He lifts up the power of God exhibited in His control over the waters of rain, thunder, lightning, and even the sea.  This God led the people of Israel like a shepherd leads his flock.

Asaph declares the wonders of God’s grace and provision to Israel.  The memory of His power and His help to Israel are enough to build the writer’s faith upon.  In the same way, remembering the goodness of God to us is enough upon which to build great faith.  If God did it for me yesterday, He can do it for me today.  If God has been the architect of my life, He can build my life today.  If He saved me before, He can save me again.  So, when times are tough, and you wonder if God notices, remember the words of Asaph and know that God is still the same God who saved you, healed you, delivered you.  Regardless of the dark night, He is God!

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