Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Late Night Reading

Last night was a very long night. Kevin did not want to sleep. He thought he should eat all night and then he had really bad gas which made him quite upset. So I put on some praise music and turned to the book of Psalms. I spent a few hours reading and I came across one Psalm that really hit home as I was reading and spending time praying for Michael to come home. II thought I would share that Psalm with all of you here. Please read this with an open mind and heart. It is reassuring that even the Psalmist felt the way I do at times. Yet when he felt discouraged and abandoned by God, he focused on God and all of the great and miraculous things God has done for His people in the past.
Psalm 77 (NIV)
I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands and my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered you, O God, and I groaned; I mused, and my spirit grew faint. Selah. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days, the years long ago; I remembered my songs in the night, My heart mused and my spirit inquired; "Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?" Selah. Then I though, "To this I will appeal: the years of the right of the Most High." I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds, Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our GOd? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and writher; the very depths were convulsed. The clouds poured down water, the skies resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth, Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not see. You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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