By Lance Mayes
Take a moment to slowly read Psalm 77. Click on the link to open it online.
Have you ever had a really bad day? or a bad week? month? year? Ever feel like God is nowhere to be found? You are not alone. The Psalmist is in deep despair. Jesus can relate as well (Matthew 27:46).
The Psalmist is crying out and hears nothing. He is remembering what God has done in the past and yet now sees no signs of God’s love or compassion. The reflection continues, and he is remembering God’s mighty deeds especially the redemption from Egypt. Finally, he joyfully celebrates the greatness of God.
Pause a moment and remember. Remember God’s love and compassion to you in the past. Remember how God has redeemed you. Remember who God is and all that God has done for you.
Remember you are not alone. Not only is God with you, but others are on the same path. They may be crying out to God and can’t find God. They need a friend who will be “God with skin on.” They need you to be the presence of Christ to help them find their way. They need to hear your story of God’s love, compassion and redemption shown to you.
Who is wandering around that you can help today?