From time to time, we wonder if God has failed us. These words from Psalm 77:1-15 show us that we have a choice. We can choose to believe that God has failed us, or we can remember that He has always been our champion.
“I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted.
I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help.
You don’t let me sleep.
I am too distressed even to pray!
I think of the good old days, long since ended,
when my nights were filled with joyful songs.
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Has the Lord rejected me forever?
Will he never again be kind to me?
Is his unfailing love gone forever?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
And I said, “This is my fate;
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
But then I recall all you have done, O LORD;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
They are constantly in my thoughts.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. O God, your ways are holy.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
You are the God of great wonders!
You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations. By your strong arm, you redeemed your people.” Psalm 77:1-15
God is faithful. Our health issues, failed marriage, financial burdens or prodigal children might lead us to doubt His character. But when we consider the lengths God went to save us and open our eyes to His love, our complaints and questions fall away to awe. We can choose to believe God.
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