Remembering God’s Help
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A song of Asaph.
1I cry out loud to God.
I call to God, and he will hear me.
2I looked for the Lord on the day of trouble.
All night long I reached out my hands.
I cannot be comforted.
3When I remember God, I become upset.
When I think, I become afraid. Selah
4You keep my eyes from closing.
I am too upset to say anything.
5I keep thinking about the old days,
the years of long ago.
6At night I remember my songs.
I think, and I ask myself:
7“Will the Lord reject us forever?
Will he never be kind to us again?
8Is his love gone forever?
Has he stopped speaking for all time?
9Has God forgotten mercy?
Is he too angry to pity us?” Selah
10Then I said, “This is what makes me sad:
For years the power of God Most High was with us.”
11I remember what the Lord did.
I remember the miracles you did long ago.
12I think about all the things you did.
I think about what you have done.
13God, your ways are holy.
No god is as great as our God.
14You are the God who did miracles.
You showed people your power.
15By your power you have saved your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
16God, the waters saw you.
They saw you and became afraid.
The deep waters shook with fear.
17The clouds poured down their rain.
The sky thundered.
Your lightning flashed back and forth.
18Your thunder sounded in the whirlwind.
Lightning lit up the world.
The earth trembled and shook.
19You made a way through the sea
and paths through the deep waters.
But your footprints were not seen.
20You led your people like a flock of sheep.
You led them by using Moses and Aaron.