An Asaph Psalm 77 1I yell out to my God, I yell with all my might, I yell at the top of my lungs. He listens. 2I found myself in trouble and went looking for my Lord; my life was an open wound that wouldn’t heal. When friends said, “Everything will turn out all right,” I didn’t believe a word they said. 3I remember God—and shake my head. I bow my head—then wring my hands. 4I’m awake all night—not a wink of sleep; I can’t even say what’s bothering me. 5I go over the days one by one, I ponder the years gone by. 6I strum my lute all through the night, wondering how to get my life together. 7Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good? Will he never smile again? 8Is his love worn threadbare? Has his salvation promise burned out? 9Has God forgotten his manners? Has he angrily stalked off and left us? 10“Just my luck,” I said. “The High God goes out of business just the moment I need him.” 11Once again I’ll go over what God has done, lay out on the table the ancient wonders; 12I’ll ponder all the things you’ve accomplished, and give a long, loving look at your acts. 13O God! Your way is holy! No god is great like God! 14You’re the God who makes things happen; you showed everyone what you can do— 15You pulled your people out of the worst kind of trouble, rescued the children of Jacob and Joseph. 16Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and trembled with fear; Deep Ocean was scared to death. 17Clouds belched buckets of rain, Sky exploded with thunder, your arrows flashing this way and that. 18From Whirlwind came your thundering voice, Lightning exposed the world, Earth reeled and rocked. 19You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go. 20Hidden in the hands of Moses and Aaron, You led your people like a flock of sheep.
The Message® / © 2002 Eugene H. Peterson About