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This weeks Bible Verse begins with an introduction from Our Daily Bread dated Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

 
Psalm 77 chronicles the lament of a person in distress who felt as if God no longer cared (v v.7-9).  "Has His mercy ceased forever?"  Has His promise failed forevermore?"  ( v.8). Yet, even in anguish, the psalmist said, "I will remember the works of the LORD; surely, I will remember the wonders of old" (v.11)  The result was a renewal of trust and hope; You are the God who does wonders; You have declared your strength among the people" (v.14).
 
Psalm 77: 1-14  The Living Bible (Paraphrased)
 
1.  I cry to the Lord, I call and call to Him.
    Oh, that he would listen.
2.  I am in deep trouble and I need his
    help badly.  All night long I pray, lifting 
    my hands to heaven, pleading.  There
    can be no joy for me until he acts.
3.  I think of God and moan, overwhelmed
    with longing for his help.
4.  I cannot sleep until you act.  I am too
    distressed, even to pray.
5.  I keep thinking of the good old days of
    the past, long since ended.
6.  Then my nights were filled with joyous songs.
    I search my soul and meditate upon the
    difference now.
7.  Has the Lord rejected me forever?  Will
    he never again be favorable?
8.  Is His loving kindness gone forever? 
    Has his promise failed? 
9.  Has he forgotten to be kind to one so
    undeserving? Has slammed the door
    in anger on his love? 
10. And I said:  This is my fate, that the
    blessings of God have changed to hate.
11. I recall the many miracles he did for
     me so long ago.
12. Those wonderful deeds are constantly
    in my thoughts.  I cannot stop thinking
    about them.
13. O God, your ways are holy.  Where is
     there any other as mighty as you? 
14 You are the God of miracles and wonders.
    You still demonstrate your awesome power.
 
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