Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 77:1-9. Psalm 77 is a Psalm of Asaph to the Chief Musician, Jeduthun. The Psalmist says he cried out to God and God heard him. He talks about being so troubled that he continued to worry in the night and wasn’t able to sleep. He couldn’t get comfortable because his spirit was overwhelmed; so much so that he couldn’t even talk. Have you ever been that troubled? I sure have. We’ve probably all experienced times in our lives like he described.
He says he remembered God and complained. Do you ever complain to God? Asaph remembers times when he would sing songs in the night. He began to think that God had deserted him. Have you sometimes wondered if God deserted you? Do you ever think that God’s promises will fail you?
If you are in the midst of this kind of turmoil in your life, remember that God loves you and even though things might not seem like they are going to be okay, don’t lose faith. Remember the times in the past when God has brought you through a troubled time. If He’s done it before, He can do it again. Have faith in God, He will see you through.
I know there have been times in my life when the circumstances were so bad that I didn’t know if I would survive them, but God is faithful to see us through these troubling times. He may not always deliver us from the trouble, but He will help us to get through it. Many times when we go through hard times in our life it will cause our faith to grow stronger because we have to depend on God to see us through them. Sometimes if we pay attention we will even see where God sends us blessings in the midst of our heartaches.
Daily Bible Reading:
1 [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?
9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
Things to think about:
- When was the last time you were so troubled you couldn’t sleep at night? What did you do?
- How often do you complain to God about what is going on in your life?
- What do you do when your spirit feels overwhelmed?
- How has God helped you in the past to get through these times of trouble?
- How can knowing if God has helped you in the past give you faith that He’ll help you through this time?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 77. Thank You for being there for us when we’re troubled. Thank You for loving us. Help us to remember Your ways and know that You’re always there for us. Help us not to lose faith and to put our complete trust in You to see us through the difficult times in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 by Deborah H. Bateman is 28th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet.
The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90 contains fifty Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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