Psalm 77 – The Consoling Memory of God’s Redemptive Works

Published May 31, 2023 by Rev. Pete Van't Hoff in Devotions

Dear Reader,

as the LORD has been in your past, so shall He be in your future. Some days, does it seem otherwise? Listen to Asaph, at first, cry out.

Will the Lord cast off forever?
And will He be favorable no more?
Has His mercy ceased forever?
Has His promise failed forevermore?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?

Having sung of his sorrow, Asaph now looks behind him, to see, in fact, that the LORD has been there.

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.

The unchangeable God is now remembered. And He who has been in your past, so shall He be in your future.

12 I will also meditate on all Your work,
And talk of Your deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary;
Who is so great a God as our God?
14 You are the God who does wonders;
You have declared Your strength among the peoples.
15 You have with Your arm redeemed Your people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph.

Such redemption is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He met your cross so long ago, assuring your eternal life with Him, coming. Let us pray.

Dear Lord and heavenly Father,

Blessed be Your holy name. You are unchangeable.  Every step of redemptive history leads towards Your glory, and Your glorified Son. As the Holy Spirit has always been with us, let us count on what we know of You for the long days coming, before Your Son, our King, returns. Preserve us, Oh Lord. In Christ, Amen.

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