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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper

Hi, y’all! I’m Alison Cooper, a native Texan who enjoys spending my time loving on my two nephews, entertaining, scoping out new restaurants, traveling, Colorado summers, and reading devotionals. I also enjoy developing leaders through my career and through serving as a community group coach at Watermark.

Ephesians 2:1-10 describes my life before Christ, and in the last eight-plus years of walking with Him, I have realized I’ve barely scratched the surface of His awesomeness! I am humbled to even be writing for you today about what I’m learning in His Word. 

April 24, 2017

ZOOM OUT FROM YOURSELF AND YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES TO FOCUS ON GOD’S FAITHFULNESS


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Psalm 77

In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.

77:1 I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me.
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
my soul refuses to be comforted.
When I remember God, I moan;
when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

You hold my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
I consider the days of old,
the years long ago.
I said, [1] “Let me remember my song in the night;
let me meditate in my heart.”
Then my spirit made a diligent search:
“Will the Lord spurn forever,
and never again be favorable?
Has his steadfast love forever ceased?
Are his promises at an end for all time?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah

10 Then I said, “I will appeal to this,
to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” [2]

11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who works wonders;
you have made known your might among the peoples.
15 You with your arm redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16 When the waters saw you, O God,
when the waters saw you, they were afraid;
indeed, the deep trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water;
the skies gave forth thunder;
your arrows flashed on every side.
18 The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;
your lightnings lighted up the world;
the earth trembled and shook.
19 Your way was through the sea,
your path through the great waters;
yet your footprints were unseen. [3]
20 You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 77:6 Hebrew lacks I said
[2] 77:10 Or This is my grief: that the right hand of the Most High has changed
[3] 77:19 Hebrew unknown

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 8:1

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.