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Psalm 77New Life Version (NLV)

Comfort in Times of Trouble

77 My voice goes up to God, and I will cry out. My voice goes up to God and He will hear me. I looked to the Lord when I was in trouble. I put out my hand at night, and it did not get tired. My soul would not be comforted. When I remember God, then I am troubled. When I am in deep thought, then my spirit becomes weak. You keep my eyes from closing. I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have thought about the days of old, the years of long ago. I remember my song in the night. I think with my heart. And my spirit asks questions.

Will the Lord turn away forever? Will He never show favor again? Has His loving-kindness stopped forever? Has His promise come to an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be loving and kind? Has He in anger taken away His loving-pity? 10 Then I said, “It is my sorrow that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”

11 I will remember the things the Lord has done. Yes, I will remember the powerful works of long ago. 12 I will think of all Your work, and keep in mind all the great things You have done. 13 O God, Your way is holy. What god is great like our God? 14 You are the God Who does great works. You have shown Your power among the people. 15 You have set free Your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph, with Your strong arm.

16 The waters saw You, O God. The waters saw You and shook. The sea shook also. 17 The clouds poured down water. The sky sounded with thunder. Your arrows of lightning went this way and that. 18 The sound of Your thunder was in the turning wind. The lightning lit up the world. The earth shook. 19 Your way was through the sea. Your paths went through the powerful waters. And it cannot be known where You stepped. 20 You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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