“I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of all Your deeds. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; Who is so great a God as our God?” (Psalm 77:11-13 – NKJV)
I will remember. I will meditate.
Asaph was troubled and drowning in his fears and sorrows. He was in need of God to show him something. He was so in need that he held out his hand to the Lord all night long. (Psalm 77:2) Everything he knew about God was conflicting with the weight of his life experiences and it seemed that the more he focused on himself and the worldly problems around him, the more troubled he became.
But then, something amazing happened! The Spirit of God overwhelmed him and he remembered. He remembered how awesome and amazing and glorious God is! His thought pattern shifted off of himself and his problems and they turned to the One who loved him with an unfailing love. His focus was now on the person, works, and awesome wonders of God and even though the problems did not disappear, He now experienced an abounding joy in the midst of his circumstances. He remembered!
Lord, there are no words to adequately describe how much I adore you! You have kept your covenant of love from the very beginning. You are Lord of all your people. You are the Shepherd who leads his flock, just as you had done from the time of Moses and Aaron.
Lord, forgive me for thinking that my circumstances and problems are bigger than you. They most certainly are not! When I drown in the difficulties of my own little world, I put limitations on what you could do in me and through me and I actually believe that my circumstances are bigger than the command that you give me to rejoice in you and your promises. How awful this sin is and I repent of it!
Lord, I pray that you move my heart to a place where I could get lost in you and never find the way away from you. I want to be so lost in you that I am thoroughly and completely distracted from my worries and pain. That is my prayer.
You are the One who is exceedingly great! You are the joy of the whole earth. You are the One who makes my hopes and dreams pleasant. You are the joy of my whole life and I cannot live apart from you. Take everything, my thoughts, my anxieties, my fears, my troubles. Take this entire existence and use it to make much of you!
How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing praise to your name.”
I love you with all that I am.