(A psalm by Asaph for Jeduthun, the music leader.) In Times of Trouble God Is with His People 77 1I pray to you, Lord God, and I beg you to listen. 2In days filled with trouble, I search for you. And at night I tirelessly lift my hands in prayer, refusing comfort. 3When I think of you, I feel restless and weak. 4Because of you, Lord God, I can't sleep. I am restless and can't even talk. 5I think of times gone by, of those years long ago. 6Each night my mind is flooded with questions:[B] 7“Have you rejected me forever? Won't you be kind again? 8Is this the end of your love and your promises? 9Have you forgotten how to have pity? Do you refuse to show mercy because of your anger?” 10Then I said, “God Most High, what hurts me most is that you no longer help us with your mighty arm.” 11Our LORD, I will remember the things you have done, your miracles of long ago. 12I will think about each one of your mighty deeds. 13Everything you do is right, and no other god compares with you. 14You alone work miracles, and you have let nations see your mighty power. 15With your own arm you rescued your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. 16The ocean looked at you, God, and it trembled deep down with fear. 17Water flowed from the clouds. Thunder was heard above as your arrows of lightning flashed about. 18Your thunder roared like chariot wheels. The world was made bright by lightning, and all the earth trembled. 19You walked through the water of the mighty sea, but your footprints were never seen. 20You guided your people like a flock of sheep, and you chose Moses and Aaron to be their leaders.
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