A Bible Devotion from Psalm 77
Great is Thy Faithfulness
7 Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? 8 Has His mercy ceased forever? Has His promise failed forevermore? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?10 And I said, This is my anguish; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. 11 I will remember the works of the LORD; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. 12 I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds. . . . 16 The waters saw You, O God; the waters saw You, they were afraid; the depths also trembled. 17 The clouds poured out water; the skies sent out a sound; Your arrows also flashed about. 18 The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind; the lightnings lit up the world; the earth trembled and shook. 19 Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, and Your footsteps were not known. 20 You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Psalm 77:7-12 & 16-20, KJV
What is the Psalmist trying to tell us in Psalm 77? Does it mean you are not really a Christian if you doubt God? No. If you've been reading these Psalms devotions for very long, you know that can't be true. Doubting is inherent with us. Because of that, we tend to bring God down to our level. We forget, so He must forget, too; we don't always keep our promises, so He must not keep His promises either. Thankfully, however, God is not like us.
He has a plan which he devised before time began; that plan of His has never changed. His promises are sure and He never forgets. He is not weak as we are but always shows Himself strong on behalf of His people. I don't know about you, but that gives me plenty of reasons to worship and praise God.
Everything we know of is by His hand and His hand is not shortened so that He cannot bring His will to pass. Look around you and stand in awe! As I sit here and look out my window, I see majestic clouds like huge balls of cotton beginning to get dark in places where they are drenched with moisture. God created this earth and put it in motion; He gave it an atmosphere so we can breathe. He created the water cycle so that we will never run short of water. I can't do any of that, can you?
As Psalm 77 reminds us, though it may seem to us that God has cast us off, we know that can never be true.
Great is Thy Faithfulness;
Great is Thy Faithfulness.
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.
Great is Thy Faithfulness,
Lord unto me.
Amen. I could not have written it better!
Pray today that the words of that hymn will sing in your heart all day!
More Devotions on the 77th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
He Listened, verses 1-3
Wonders of Old, verses 4-11
In the Sanctuary, verses 12-15
Afraid, verses 16-20