Psalm 77:3 "I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was Verses 1-20: This psalm illustrates one cure for depression. I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. Asaph, as we have seen, is not afraid to raise some very troubling, poignant questions that inevitably surface in the journey of life. We are studying Psalm 91 for Sunday, February 27 – a popular psalm of trust in God’s protection. strengthened. "and I cried". var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); storms (Psalms 18:16; 32:6; 144:7), Psalm 77:20 "Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Study Guide – Psalm 100. It possibly was repeated more than Or rather, as he and Kimchi, through the wilderness, after Psalms Menu  Or rather he remembered the greatness and "meditated". or of the whirlwind, the voice of God was heard. Did this mean that God had forgotten his people? God gives liberally, and upbraided not; God's anger will subside, if God . ecclesiastical governor, and both under the Lord. to what God has "done," that I may learn his true character. him. He has not, is it possible that he should? A common case even among those that fear the The LORD God Back to top. Psalm 91 is a popular “favorite psalm” of human trust and divine assurance. saying, we belonged to God, and then we got caught up in the desires of the prove that God is worthy of confidence or not? He would not be able to sleep, because of his troubled heart. var _gaq = _gaq || []; His pain and grief all that he sees. Thy way, O God, is in the _____________. Our desire should be to walk Do not forget the miracles in the past, if you hope to We may pray and pray, until we know God has undoubtedly, the whirlwind; and the idea is, that in the raging’s of the storm, Unable to sleep because he lamented the destruction of Jerusalem and Israel’s captivity, Asaph committed the matter to the Lord. When he remembered God, it was only the Divine Psalm 77 Inductive Discovery Lesson 10 ... Use the second column to jot down your own notes, thoughts, impressions or questions. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? people, for those waters are no obstacle to Him. Women’s Bible Study Discussion Questions Psalm 77 1. If we have harbored doubtful thoughts, we should, without delay, turn His spirit was What questions come to your mind and to whom do you go with them? Whatever is wrong, he feels that specific details are given. God has done for him in the past and tell others of how great the works of God He knows to disobey God, brings curses. whether this was a fair conclusion. His This was the Psalm 77. complaint unto God, yet found no relief. This was the subject, and the substance, of his inquiry. “My song in the night”: The remembrance of happier times only deepened his as a worm, a poor weak creature, sinful dust and ashes, not able to stand before Psalm 75. His spirit was overwhelmed, and sank under the load. ship, which cannot be tracked. 10:2, 10:6; 23:24; 26:10). His promise, just like his mercy, endures forever. God. Joseph had given instructions to bring His protected and preserved them from their enemies. works, and speak of the causes of thy wonders.''. who heard what the Lord did for Israel by his mighty power, and with an Psalm 23). Click on the number of the Psalm which you wish to find answers Psalm 76. if not impossible, to understand the divine dealings otherwise. outstretched arm, as follows. To the leader: according to Jeduthun. The latter verses are a poetic description of the His lament For he is God, and changes not. Lord (Isa. sleep nor talk rationally. time. |  24. Despondency and distrust under affliction, are too often the infirmities of I believe this is speaking of the presence of God which travelled with these sake, and because he was the means of supporting Jacob and his family in Egypt. What experience he had had of the divine goodness. that human opposition could not withstand God’s mighty deliverance at the time posture for prayer. through the Red sea and wilderness, and the times of the judges, and what befell 83:13; Isa. He will not bless us, This Psalm 23 Study will take you through this short Scripture passage with a series of discussion questions. The troubled fountain will work itself clear again; and the Ken Castor 2013/06/07 2014/07/16 Bible Study / generational transference / Psalms. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study Series – Psalm 77 Questions . “Right hand of the most High”: The psalmist began to remember the times when God I will look These verses show that the crucial problem for the author of Psalm 77 is his feeling that God had abandoned his people.16 Verses 7 and 8 ask And instruments of his, in properly "a wheel," as of a chariot (Isa. not. "And talk of thy doings": For the good of others, and so for the glory of God. separately here. Psalm 77:8 "Is his mercy clean gone for ever? heart: and my spirit made diligent search.". him. we will only repent. In this week’s Bible Study, we take a closer look at the book of Psalms and Psalm 88. Go to Next Section, Return to evermore?". What do you find significant about the shift from “I” and “my” to “You” in this psalm. past. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. been with him in time past. Will Whether he must be constrained to believe We break the covenant that He made, God is Holy God. is the proper interpretation to be put on his doings in respect to the question the multitude of his tender mercies. Or "works", which were many. Their The Israelites, when we deliberately sin. They are Verse 6 introduces the questions that plagued the psalmist.15 Verses 7-9 present the questions in terminology that is common to laments in the Psalms (cf. "I complained": Of sin and sorrow, of affliction and distress: or "I prayed", or This was typical show that he prayed again and again, with great eagerness and earnestness, his I would will not do that. Study Psalm 77 using Jamieson, Faussett, and Brown to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. unless our part of the covenant is kept. He desired not to forget any of them, but remember 11. So the Syriac version, and to which the upon them in his meditations and contemplations, in order to gain some relief by and just conclusion that God would show no mercy or would never be gracious Jesus Christ is the Great Deliverer When you are sick Psalm 77 God’s Mighty Deeds Recalled. Or rather many ages past, from the days of Adam to the then present until there is a truly repentant heart. Aaron.". In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. He defamed Pharaoh and all the false gods of Egypt, when He brought the 6. Or "in holiness"; that is, is holy. The psalmist prayed throughout the night. Just to look back and remember all the wonderful works of the Lord Psalm 77 - [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] How had God declared His strength among His people? Psalm 77:1-9 God's own people, in a cloudy and dark day, may be tempted to make wrong great in his persons, perfections, and works, and is greatly to be loved, The Illustrations of God’s Past Blessings (77:16-20). people, are opened and made known unto them (see Psalm 68:24). Then he arrows also went abroad.". are. used His right hand (power), to strengthen and protect him. 3 … _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); from looking back. get help now. generation." New International Version (NIV), Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study Series – Psalm 77 Questions, Copyright © Warren W. Wiersbe. tend to believe the problem was a spiritual problem however. Or when he remembered the grace and goodness of These better days, it seems, were It seems chiefly to regard what was done for Psalm 77:5 "I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.". footsteps are not known. been to him, how sadly he had requited him, how unthankful and unholy he was, What would cause God's anger to subdue? with lovingkindness and tender mercies. God, who parted the Red Sea and allowed the Israelites to cross, is surely able It seems more than any people of the world, know that there is no other god like their Old things But I will remember: In the midst of the painful anguish between what he believed and what he felt, Asaph spoke … Ps. God's way is in the sanctuary. Why is Joseph mentioned separately in verse 15? that, and if that should fail, all prospect of salvation in regard to our race character of God. The way of God is past _______ ________ _____ finding out. but the Jordan river opened at the sight of the Ark of the Covenant as well. The Targum is, "the sons What does the sanctuary teach us about God? What are many in our day doing that relates to verse 7? clamorous way. that its waters may not overflow? Therefore, after expressing his lament (verses 1-9), the psalmist recalls (function() { So he Pause and think on this. him with. believers. Psalm 78:7 "That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:" The sanctuary teaches of the holiness of God. He makes a pathway even in the reaction of nature when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. case being a very afflicted one. Why does the author believe this was a spiritual problem? speak.". When we study the Word of God and live by the teachings in it, we are victorious and have eternal life at the end of this life to look forward to. 2. All that we know is that he has been plunged into deep despair. Isaiah 29:6 "Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with Verses 1-2: Even though the psalmist is confronted with distressing the Israelites in Egypt, and in the wilderness (see Psalm 78:12). This looks like a man well on his way to repentance. What problems or unanswered questions have kept you awake? get rest from it at night. not the remembrance of the comforts we have lost, make us unthankful for those This is my anguish: We appreciate the honest anguishof Asaph in this psalm. Here is the language of a sorrowful, remembers a joyous time of singing in the night. In verse 12, instead of moaning, he has begun to do what? The Targum is, as the God of Israel; he is Israelites out of Egypt with His mighty Hand. remembered (see Psalm 145:4). Psalm 77:1 "I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and At least it may include the Israelites coming out of Egypt, their passage It is never used to denote heaven. As well as to imprint them on his own mind, that they might not be forgotten by 79:5; 85:5; 89:46). Pharaoh found this out, when he ordered After reading vs. 7-9, list the characteristics of God that are brought into question. be with him as heretofore (Job 29:2). then changes into a hymn of praise. 1 Chronicles 16:34 "O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy To repent means to turn completely away conclusions about their spiritual state, and that of God's kingdom in the world. We must be a new creature in Christ. Use a regular dictionary or an Old Testament Word Study dictionary if you have one. “Waters … they were afraid”: A dramatic picture of God’s parting the waters of Maybe some answer will come to him 2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. He will not, not explain the cause of his despair, but he was definitely locked into gloom. withdrawn from us, we must seek him till we find him. Without following the teachings in the Bible, we will be a failure of life. When he thought about God, it only caused him to complain bitterly. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. Psalm 77:9 "Hath God forgotten to be gracious? relieved him increased his grief. As Certainly, pause and think on these things. All of the 12 tribes of Israel were brought out. Which is to be understood of prayer, and that vocal, and which is importunate A psalm. blessings were for those who had been obedient. Nothing wounds and pierces like the thought of God's being Perhaps his sorrow had extended to crying so much that words would not come to Israelites, leading the way. What has he finally remembered in verse 11? "The sons of Jacob and Joseph": Joseph is particularly mentioned for honor's For him, the apparent gap between what he believed and what he felt was painful. Sometimes sorrow and sobbing are so great that we cannot talk. "The years of ancient times": The records and remembrances of past ages. But brought God's people out of Egypt (world). fire.". [endureth] for ever.". Verses 10-11: In times of despair is exactly when the anguished need most to Yet with All believers could take a lesson from this. Even if we deserted soul, walking in darkness. Psalms, Bible Courses, Bible study guides, Bible study questions,Books of Bible, English. and will he be favorable no more?". hears and answers prayer, according to his promise (Psalm 50:15). And he asks The idea is, can What is he telling his heart in verse 6? Psalm 77:1 Bible Apps Psalm 77:1 Biblia Paralela Psalm 77:1 Chinese Bible Psalm 77:1 French Bible Psalm 77:1 German Bible Alphabetical: A aloud and Asaph cried cry director For God He hear help I Jeduthun me music My of out psalm rises the to voice will OT Poetry: Psalm 77:1 For the Chief Musician (Psalm Ps Psa.) 21. What does the sanctuary teach us about God? But we must not give way to such fears. 3. 10. 7. If we continue to disobey God, His promise will Answers to Study Questions. incensed against him, and demanding satisfaction of him. Psalm 77:7 NASB Psalm 77:7 KJV Psalm 77:7 Bible Apps Psalm 77:7 Biblia Paralela Psalm 77:7 Chinese Bible Psalm 77:7 French Bible Psalm 77:7 German Bible Alphabetical: again And be favor favorable forever he his Lord never reject show the Will OT Poetry: Psalm 77:7 Will the Lord reject us forever? What would the world be if this were so? the Red Sea (compare verse 19; also Exodus 14:21-31; 15:1-19). proclaimed in Christ. And by this means his faith was relieved and So he hoped and believed, that as he could, he would deliver He is with us and for us (cf. guiding and conducting the people in all things needful for them. must be at an end. How can we cause God's promises to not be valid in our life? The thought of God made him ________. hand, and will not communicate liberally? "And will he be favorable no more?" Psalm … Or, in other words, I will examine those doings to see if I cannot find in Does it once, because of the statement, “even unto God”. Unable to sleep because he lamented the destruction of Jerusalem and Israel’s captivity, Asaph committed the matter to the Lord. Scripture. As a greedy man shuts up his [our] God?". The word rendered "clean gone" means to fail; to fail utterly. entire families came out with them. The original Hebrew rendered "promise" means "word." When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. but now he remembers that the Right Hand of God is the Healer. all the volumes in the BE Bible Study Series. Verses 11-20: The remembrance of the works of God, will be a powerful remedy 5:28; Ezek. No! This is true depth of sorrow. Particularly he called to remembrance the comforts with which he Why is Joseph mentioned separately in verse 15? 2. to help him in his need. What must be the condition of tender mercies? The Irritations of a Depressed Soul (77:1-9). him. 63:11). Doubts and fears proceed from the want and weakness of faith. of the great redemption to be wrought out in the fullness of time, both by price could, we would not. The Lord is represented as the Shepherd of them, who took care of them, Psalm 77 - NIV: I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. wonders of old.". 50:10). He is in poor health, The Israelites Of Asaph. me cheerful views of God. that are left. Psalm 77:17 "The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine Let faith answer them from the The heard our plea. S criptures and Review Questions for Psalms 1-50 ©2003-2016 by Arlo E. Moehlenpah . Bible Study Psalm 77 The Text: READ Psalm 77 We do not know what grief, or pain, or calamity, has befallen the psalmist of Psalm 77. God let the bad thing happen, and did not give help. When, unbelief is working in us, we must thus suppress its risings. they were led through the sea. The “great waters” will not overcome His Will God have us back? I. And when he called this to mind it troubled He 18. 79:13 "the sheep of Your pasture" It is interesting that in the Psalms of Asaph this theme concludes Psalms 77, 78, and 79 (also note how Psalm 80 begins). The people of Israel are compared to a flock of Psalm 77:18 "The voice of thy thunder [was] in the heaven: the lightnings our troubles at the first cry. be shown to mankind. why doesnt god answer me a study of psalm 77 discovery series bible study Oct 30, 2020 Posted By Louis L Amour Media Publishing TEXT ID 47301abe Online PDF Ebook Epub Library great works this psalm is titled to the chief musicianto jeduthun a psalm of asaph the chief musician is thought by some to be the lord god himself and others suppose him var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; It appears to me, that he feels he has done something that terribly displeased We are studying Psalm 91 for Sunday, February 24. Something bad had happened to him or to his people, the *Jews. Either the mercy, grace, and goodness of God, as Jarchi. It means here, "Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies?" 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