Confidence in a Time of Crisis
For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. # 1Ch 16:5,7 A psalm.
1I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and He will hear me. # Ps 3:4; 142:1
2I sought the Lord in my day of trouble.
My hands were continually lifted up
all night long;
I refused to be comforted. # Gn 37:35; Jb 11:13; Jr 31:15
3I think of God; I groan;
I meditate; my spirit becomes weak. # Ps 42:5,11; 43:5; 55:17; 143:4Selah
4You have kept me from closing my eyes;
I am troubled and cannot speak. # Ps 39:9
5I consider days of old,
years long past. # Dt 32:7; Ps 143:5
6At night I remember my music;
I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders. # Ps 4:4; 42:8
7“Will the Lord reject forever
and never again show favor? # Ps 44:9,23; 74:1; Lm 2:7; 3:31
8Has His faithful love ceased forever?
Is His promise at an end for all generations? # Ps 33:11; 85:5; 89:49
9Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has He in anger withheld His compassion? ” # Ps 25:6; 40:11; Is 49:15Selah
10So I say, “I am grieved # Lit “My piercing
that the right hand of the Most High has changed.” # Ps 31:22; 73:14
11I will remember the Lord’s works;
yes, I will remember Your ancient wonders. # Ps 105:5; 143:5
12I will reflect on all You have done
and meditate on Your actions. # Ps 9:11; 90:16; 145:5
13God, Your way is holy.
What god is great like God? # Ex 15:11; Ps 71:19; 86:8
14You are the God who works wonders;
You revealed Your strength among the peoples. # Ps 72:18; 106:8
15With power You redeemed Your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. # Ex 6:6; Dt 9:29; Ps 74:2Selah
16The waters saw You, God.
The waters saw You; they trembled.
Even the depths shook. # Ps 114:3; Hab 3:8,10
17The clouds poured down water.
The storm clouds thundered;
Your arrows flashed back and forth. # Ps 18:14; Hab 3:11; Zch 9:14
18The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
lightning lit up the world. # Ps 29:3,9; 97:4
The earth shook and quaked. # 2Sm 22:8; Ps 18:7; Is 13:13
19Your way went through the sea
and Your path through the great waters,
but Your footprints were unseen. # Is 43:16
20You led Your people like a flock # Ps 78:52; 80:1
by the hand of Moses and Aaron. # Ps 105:26; Is 63:11-13