Memories of God’s miracles and faithfulness sustained Israel through its difficulties. The Israelites knew that God was capable and trustworthy. Hear the message of this Psalm:
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud (Psalm 77:1)
In the day of trouble I sought the Lord, and my soul refused to be comforted (Psalm 77:2)
When I remember God, then I am disturbed (Ps 77:3) An odd statement but it makes sense when it points to Psalm 77:7-9, he had feelings that God had rejected him, God was angry with him, God stopped loving him, that God would not keep His promises.
I am so troubled that I cannot speak (Psalm 77:4)
I grieve over God’s change of heart concerning me (Psalm 77:10)
Life is hard: work, the economy, kids, marriage, and so many times we feel like God is nowhere to be found. When it seems like God is MIA, perhaps we can have the same action plan as the psalmist, we should remember.
But then I recall all you have done and remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. (Psalm 77:11-12)
What God is like our great God? You work wonders and have demonstrated your strength (Psalm 77:13-14)
God has the power to redeem His people (Psalm 77:15)
Remember the details of the defining moment when God came through (Psalm 77:16-20), for Israel, it was the deliverance from Egypt.
When you meet new trials in your life, review how good God has been to you, and this will strengthen your faith. In your thoughts today, go back to the main time when came came through for you. Remember what He did, and have hope for the future.
Keep the Son in your eyes, -Scott