Psalm 77

Trust in You

By Lauren Daigle

Letting go of every single dream

I lay each one down at Your feet

Every moment of my wandering

Never changes what You see

I try to win this war

I confess, my hands are weary, I need Your rest

Mighty warrior, king of the fight

No matter what I face You’re by my side

CHORUS

When You don’t move the mountains

I’m needing You to move

When You don’t part the waters

I wish I could walk through

When You don’t give the answers

As I cry out to You

I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings

There’s not a day ahead You have not seen

So let all things be my life and breath

I want what You want Lord and nothing less

You are my strength and comfort

You are my steady hand

You are my firm foudation

The rock on which I stand

Your ways are always higher

Your plans are always good

There’s not a place where I’ll go

You’ve not already stood

Recall, Remember & Recite

I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago and I was struck by the words in the Chorus. My initial thoughts were wow – she is being pretty self-centred …. the mountains I need you to move, the waters I wish I could go through.

Then I thought about the things I’ve been bringing before the Lord and considered whether they were me centred or Christ centred. Now, tonight I’ve been reading through Psalm 77 and there’s a theme emerging… I hope you are encouraged in your walk with Him…

Vs 1-4

“I cry out to God; yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. I think of God and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for His help. You don’t even let me sleep. I am too distressed even to pray!”

Ever felt like that before? Are those words resonating? What memories do you have that come to mind of times you have called out and your soul has not been comforted? I remember as a child calling out to God, in the dark, in the middle of the night to take away my fear and give me peace – he turned no light on. Then I began recalling the times he had given peace to other people – family, friends and people in the bible, and then I would drift back off to sleep.

Vs 11-12

But then I recall all You have done, Oh Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your Mighty works.”

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell {recite to} the next generation.” Psalm 78:4

Recall. Remember. Recite.

Sin is a corrupted form of righteousness.

Anger and bitterness (corrupted joy and discontented, corrupted peace) cause us to recall, remember and recite in the sinful, human way – hurtful things people have done to us days, weeks, years before and they steal our joy and rob us of all God intends for our good.

The antidote? The supernatural, Holy Spirit filled way when we are overwhelmed and not finding comfort for our souls?

Recall, remember and recite – His ways

His forgiveness – that never overlooks but deals with my sin completely.

His mercy – that does not give what I so rightly deserve for my sin

His grace – that gives what I do not ever deserve

His love – deep, comforting, transforming, sacrificing love.

The list goes on! Speak them out!

I love this next part….

Vs16

“When the Red Sea saw you, Oh God, it’s waters looked and trembled.”

When we recall, remember and recite, all that God has done, it’s like God reveals himself to our troubles, our overwhelming situations, and fears ….and they tremble. – they submit to the will of the Creator God. How did those waters submit to the Creator God? They parted, unlike any human could of imagined. Only God could have imagined and caused the waters to part like this!

Vs 19-20

“Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters – pathway no one knew was there. You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep, with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.”

When we try to respond and fix our circumstances with our Human eyes and ways, we fail to see the path that no one knows is there.

Faith sees what human, earthly eyes cannot.

The path the Israelites had to take was not seen with human eyes , no average Joe could rock up and ‘just know’ where to go – they had to follow God, by faith. It was the same in the beginning in the garden of Eden – it’s what God wants, even now and has made possible – for us to walk by faith in relationship with Him.

God’s ways are always Higher, they are always good, for His glory. It takes Faith, even as small as a mustard seed to believe that. Sometimes it’s death – raw, busted up, unexpected, heart-breaking death we may never get answers for while on earth. Sometimes it’s financial ruin.

Life is not a circle, like Lion King teaches. Life is a J-curve (you can read more about this is a book called, “A loving life” by Paul E Miller.

There is death before assured resurrection.

A flower must first die, to give seed, to bring about new life.

We can be assured of resurrection. We have hope. We can willingly lay down self and be assured that what God brings to life, through Jesus is permanent and eternal.

When we begin to see this, and recall, remember and recite we find that we grow in our ability to Trust Him and we find ourselves saying,

“I want what you want Lord and nothing less….I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You.”

Much love and encouragement to you all,

Erin

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