Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 77: The Hearing

July 24, 2022 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 77:1-20

As Asaph considers the threat faced by Israel due to foreign
invaders, he composes seven psalms that seek deliverance by God
in the midst of such threatening conditions. Psalm 77 is the first of
these seven psalms. Notice how he begins this psalm with a cry
for help. Observe how he begins with the words I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me (77:1). Ponder in particular the
reflective state of Asaph’s mind during the nighttime hours as he
agonizes over the injustices faced by his people (77:1-6).

Asaph has questions for God when life seems unfair (77:7-9).
Overwhelmed with emotion, what Asaph needs is a renewal of his
mind, a fresh realization of God’s greatness and goodness. This
comes in Verses 10-15, in which he considers God’s gracious work
in prior days. These verses serve as Asaph’s turning point. In the
difficult seasons of life, we need such a fresh renewal of spirit. As
Asaph recalls how God redeemed the Israelites from enslavement
in Egypt, he comes to the conclusion that God can shepherd his
people through the difficult times Asaph was currently facing
(77:20). The same is true for us today.

When Seeking A Hearing With God In Extreme Times, Note...
• How Our Questions Need To Be Addressed. (1-9)

• How Our Redemption Needs To Be Recalled. (10-15)

• How Our Perspective Needs To Be Renewed. (16-20)

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