When Nothing Comforts

When Nothing Comforts, Psalm 77, 3 Ways to Find Comfort
I cried out to the Lord but nothing would comfort me. I remembered how much better things used to be and felt abandoned by God.

This is how the psalmist begins Psalm 77

But the psalmist doesn’t stop there. He remembers God’s past faithfulness, reminds himself of God’s character, and remembers that God’s methods are not always visible.

So next time we feel abandoned and nothing helps, we can follow the psalmist’s lead:
  1. Write down ways God has helped and guided us in the past.
  2. Ponder God’s character: faithful, loving, holy, good, just, caring, all knowing, perfect.
  3. Reread the Red Sea account (Exodus 14) and realize how hopeless things looked up to the point where God revealed His “footprints.” 
And whether we’re discouraged or not, it’s a good thing to memorize this line:
“Your path led through the sea, you way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.” Psalm 77:19



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13 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - Just what I needed to hear today. Thank you friend
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Your posts are always beautiful!!

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  3. What perfect truth in God's perfect timing! Grateful for you and your ministry via Bible Love Notes, Gail! (And how cool that you've got the audio now...wow!)

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  4. Oh, Gail, how can we be so short-sighted and forgetful? And we shake our heads at the grumbling Hebrews when their very words find their home in our mouths, too. Thanks for the reminder on this good day.

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  5. This is beautiful Gail... I just love your accent too. Fab!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. It's so funny to think of having an accent. I guess I think we Americans just talk "plain." : )
      I would love to hear your Scottish accent : )

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  6. I am in a very dry season of my life right now. Sometimes it really is so hard to feel any kind of comfort,to have faith that it won't be like this forever. Thank you for the sweet,simple reminder :)

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    1. Angela, it's a blessing to know that these principles from the Psalms encouraged you. I pray you will continue to feel God's encouragement as you walk out of this dry season of your life.

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  7. Revisiting this post and being blessed all over again to think that I can encourage myself like David by remembering all the ways God was faithful to me in the past. This does wonders for me today!!

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  8. i love this chapter!!and your post is so beautiful!! :)

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