“I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and He will hear me. God, Your way is holy. What god is great like God? You are the God who works wonders; You revealed Your strength among the peoples. With power You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah”
Psalms 77:1, 13-15
Authorship of Psslm 77 is given to Asaph and it’s entitled “Confidence In A Time Of Crisis”. As we’ve seen time and again through the book of Psalms, this psalm’s author is making a conscience choice, despite how he feels, what he sees or what seems to be true in his life, to trust God. In vs 1, he cries out to God, Whom he’s sure will hear and answer him. Why? Not because of what he sees, not because of how he feels, but based on God’s Word, His power and upon what He’s done in the past, the psalmist is CHOOSING to trust God.
Speaking to God he states to Him, “Your way is holy”–in other words, You’re not going to do an unholy thing or act in an unholy manner. He then asks God (rhetorically) “what (other) god is great like God?” “You’re the One Who works wonders, shows Your strength and redeems Your own people”. The writer is asking for evidence of how another god has acted so benevolently on the behalf of his people. He finds none.
The writer spends the rest of the psalm assuring himself that God has not changed, that He still cares for and will rescue His people, whether they deserve it or not!
Why is it that when we are experiencing the blessings of God, we find it so easy to praise Him, but when we’re experiencing hardships, sometime that are direct consequences for our own poor choices or actions, we become eager to blame God? God’s not changed! He’s Word’s not faltered! Sometimes, just like this author, we have to make the CHOICE to trust God.
In a sense, this psalmist was saying “I’m going to call upon You God to save me based on what I know You’ve done in the past, not based on what I see and how I feel right now!”
Call out to God based on Who He Is!
Think about it
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