Our Incomparable God-Psalm 77:7-15

Psalm 77:7-15 “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?  8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? 9 Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?” Selah. 10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. 12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. 13 Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? 14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. 15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.” 

Salmo 77:7-15 «Il Signore ci respinge forse per sempre? Non mostrerà più la sua bontà? 8 La sua misericordia è venuta a mancare per sempre? La sua parola è cessata per ogni generazione? 9 Dio ha forse dimenticato di avere pietà? Ha egli soffocato nell’ira il suo amore?» [Pausa] 10 Ho detto: «La mia afflizione sta in questo: che la destra dell’Altissimo è mutata ». 11 Io rievocherò i prodigi del SIGNORE; sì, ricorderò le tue meraviglie antiche, 12 mediterò su tutte le opere tue e ripenserò alle tue gesta. 13 O Dio, le tue vie sono sante; quale Dio è grande come il nostro Dio? 14 Tu sei il Dio che opera meraviglie; tu hai fatto conoscere la tua forza tra i popoli. 15 Con il tuo braccio hai riscattato il tuo popolo, i figli di Giacobbe e di Giuseppe[Pausa]

     Every believer has had times when they’ve asked God why He hasn’t answered their prayers. In this Psalm, Asaph struggles with this question and thinks that God is angry with him. The truth is that God doesn’t abandon His children. But when we face a difficult time and haven’t seen the answer to our cry for God’s help, it is easy to blame the reason on something we have done: therefore, God must be punishing us. There are times when God does chastise us for our sinful acts. But just because He hasn’t answered our prayers doesn’t mean that He is being a neglectful parent. 

     After wallowing in his own depression, Asaph finally comes to his senses and realizes that he needs to change his approach toward God. He stops asking Him for help and focuses his attention on remembering and meditating on what God has already done. The Lord knows our need before we even ask. As he thinks about God, he states, “What god is so great as our God?” God is incomparable to false gods because He performs, displays and redeems His people. Why should he be anything but hopeful as he rests in God? What a great lesson to learn while we wait on God.

Pray with me: Lord, I have often failed to trust You when answers have not come when I think they should. Help me to trust in Your unfailing love which assures me that You know just what I need and will perform it in Your perfect time.

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