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Psalms 77 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.


I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.

2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands,
and I would not be comforted.


I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.[b]

4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak.

5 I thought about the former days,
the years of long ago;

6 I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:


“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?”


Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.

11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

12 I will consider all your works
and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”


Your ways, God, are holy.
What god is as 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.


The waters saw you, God,
the waters saw you and writhed;
the very depths were convulsed.

17 The clouds poured down water,
the heavens resounded with thunder;
your arrows flashed back and forth.

18 Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind,
your lightning lit up the world;
the earth trembled and quaked.

19 Your path led through the sea,
your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen.


You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.


a. Psalms 77:1 In Hebrew texts 77:1-20 is numbered 77:2-21.
b. Psalms 77:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 9 and 15.

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Beulah Praiselin avatar
Be still and know that I am God
Shared by: Beulah Praiselin on Jan, 2017
Summary: Remember, Meditate, Muse His deeds and mighty wonders because He is the outstanding one who works wonders. He saves us and He shows His strength among us.
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Views: 62
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Insomnia Psalm
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jul, 2016
Summary: How can we cope when God lets things go on in our lives that are heart-rending — and it feels like He shows no interest in our plight?
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 921
Derek Geldart avatar
Dysfunctional Problem Solving
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Jun, 2016
Summary: By keeping our faith firmly grounded in the attributes of God it is possible to go through the harshest of tribulations with inexpressible joy, even when God remains silent!
Tony Abram avatar
Four ways we need to look
Shared by: Tony Abram on Feb, 2016
Summary: Psalm 77:12 (KJV) 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. We need to look both ways before crossing when first time visiting a country that drives on the opposite side as your country. Walking with Jesus may require you looking four ways to have the blessings of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 841
Rick Boyne avatar
The Fear of God
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Feb, 2015
Summary: The One True Living God is a God of love, indeed, but He is also a fearsome God of Wrath to those who would rebuff Him, and a respect-worthy Father who chastens those whom He calls sons.
Scripture: Psalms 77:11-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 294
Jamie Hudson avatar
Shared by: Jamie Hudson on Oct, 2014
Summary: Reflections on the mecy, miracles, and majesty of God.
Martin Holland avatar
Overwhelming Trouble
Shared by: Martin Holland on Aug, 2014
Summary: The psalmist speaks of a reality that we all face in this life and that is trouble. In this trouble we can either be in despair or we can elevate ourselves above our emorions in the Lord.
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 460
Curry Pikkaart avatar
When There Are No Footprints
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jul, 2014
Summary: What do you do when you cannot see the footprints of God?
Series: Soul Talk
Michael Deutsch avatar
God is our Rescuer
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2013
Summary: We often fall into depression and despair, but God promises He will rescue and redeem us.
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 957
Bruce Lee avatar
His Footprints Left No Trace!
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Jun, 2013
Summary: We all know people who will not stop and ask for directions. God closes the way to our past and opens the way to a new and better future.
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:13-20
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 3,894
Tom Fuller avatar
When I am at the End of my Rope
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jun, 2013
Summary: Do you ever feel like you have done everything you know how to do, even cried out to God for answers, yet He feels far away or even unwilling to help? Believe it or not, Asaph felt the same way, and his answer can really bring a sense of help and purpose
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 74:1-77:20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,533
Steve Shepherd avatar
I Cried Out To God
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jan, 2013
Summary: What should we do when we find ourselves in a distressing or desperate situation in life? 1- We cry out to God 2- We look to scripture 3- We offer our praise
based on 182 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-9
Views: 37,620
Rick Boyne avatar
When Depression Looms
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Aug, 2012
Summary: We can overcome depression and glorify God.
Scripture: Psalms 77:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 280
When God is Silent
Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Jul, 2012
Summary: There are times in this Christian journey that it literally seems that God has abandoned you, turned a deaf ear to your cries, and it seems as though the heavens over head have become brass. When God is silent I will trust HIm. I rest on His unchanging GR
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 8,966
Wayne Lawson avatar
I Complained
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Nov, 2011
Summary: The fact remains that too many of God’s people like to complain. We especially like to complain in order to make the problems of life someone else fault. We need to turn our complaints into Praise.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,662
Steven Simala Grant avatar
The Discipline of Remembering
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jun, 2011
Summary: When we are in the midst of despair take some time to remember those times when God has been faithful, when He has spoken to us and has worked in power.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,427
ken crow avatar
A Song In The Night
Shared by: ken crow on Jan, 2011
Summary: This morning I will title this message, a song in the night. It is clear from reading Psalm:77 that the author is experiencing a very dark and troubled time in his life.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:5-7
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,558
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on May, 2010
Summary: This Memorial Day message seeks to point out the Christian’s need to remember that Christ paid the ultimate price for our spiritual freedom.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 77:11-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 797
Mike Rickman avatar
Standing Firm
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Aug, 2009
Summary: Now that you have done everything you need to do, stand firm in the word of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 77:10-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,796
Fred Schaeffer avatar
Hope for the Journey
Shared by: Fred Schaeffer on Nov, 2008
Summary: Hope is what enables us to see that silver lining around the dark clouds and makes us look for a rainbow during the rainstorm.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Views: 744
Joe Rowland avatar
Let's Talk About Jesus
Shared by: Joe Rowland on Oct, 2008
Summary: Let’s talk about Jesus. We need to talk about what God has done in the Word and what He has done personally for us. The world is looking for something active and alive. We have what they need so lets talk about Him. I cannot be ashamed of what God is doin
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:11-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,890
Carl Allen avatar
Shared by: Carl Allen on Jul, 2008
Summary: The Islam religion and there differences to Christianity
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:10-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,817
Brian William avatar
Back to the Basics: God
Shared by: Brian William on Sep, 2007
Summary: First in the Back to the Basics series, exploring the foundational principles of the Christian faith. This sermon addresses the question, "What do Christians believe about God?"
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 5,288
Monty Newton avatar
Tossin' and Turning
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jun, 2007
Summary: There are times in life when it seems God no longer cares... but we continue to hope. We keep hope alive by remembering.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Views: 887
Jerry Shirley avatar
Fixing the Fatal Feelings of February
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Jan, 2007
Summary: 4 Consequences, 4 Causes, and 4 Cures 4 Depression. David was a man after God’s own heart and he struggled with it, as do many of God’s children. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.
based on 69 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,962
John Wesley avatar
Shared by: John Wesley on Apr, 2006
Summary: 1. Presumption is one grand snare of the devil, in which many of the children of men are taken. They so presume upon the mercy of God as utterly to forget his justice. Although he has expressly declared, "Without holiness no man shall see the Lord," yet t
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:7-8
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 963
Créteur fabien avatar
Un Souvenir de la grandeur de Dieu
Shared by: Créteur fabien on Mar, 2006
Summary: L’humeur du psaume change de la lamentation (vv. 1-9) en la réflexion (vv. 10-12) et mène finalement à une hymne joyeux célébrant la grandeur de Dieu d’Israël (vv. 13-20). La variation dans le genre et syntaxe aussi bien que le changement du mètre de 3 +
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-21
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 450
Toby Powers avatar
Consider The Days Of Old
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: A call to return to the old time way.
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,726
Michael Karpf avatar
When you don't get it, God does get it
Shared by: Michael Karpf on Aug, 2005
Summary: God is faithful even when we don’t understand what He is doing, and His way is best for us.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 931
Dan Cale avatar
Asaph's Wilderness
Shared by: Dan Cale on Feb, 2005
Summary: This message deals with wilderness experiences in life and how Asaph the praise leader of Israel dealt with them.
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 77:1-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,377