GOD MAKES IT HAPPEN!

Psalms – Prayers of Honesty
 
We love to be around people who seem to know how to get the job done, to make the event happen and who confidently smile as they work to accomplish what most cannot. These are typically joyful people who lay out the, gather people to join the plan then work to make it happen. Does their success make them happy or does their happiness and joy lead to success? Mm….(There is a good book to read by a person who has researched this phenomenon…”The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor.)
 
Psalm 77 smile and know GodGod is the Source of all joy, peace and confidence for all humans. God has a purpose for each of us that fits us perfectly. He created His plan in us who believe and follow Him in His ultimate goal to bring all people to Him. His plan has been unfolding since the beginning of time, since the fall of Adam and Eve, his first created humans.
 
Although many of His created, imperfect humans waffled in their love and obedience to Him, his love for them never changed. His protection was always with those who followed Him. He was, is and always will be on our side. Let that soak in.
 
The Psalmist is honestly yelling at God for he is facing troubles that are overwhelming. He is depressed, down on life with all confidence in God depleted. Why? Because he has forgotten that God is on his side. He has forgotten in the midst of his current circumstance that God is God and he is not. He has forgotten God’s power is no match for his circumstance. He has forgotten that God does not make it happen at our command. God makes it happen at just the right time, in His perfect way.
 
The Psalmist stops in the middle of his ranting to remember what God has done, how He has blessed, provided and protected in the past. He remembers the history of God’s people and God’s actions in and for His people. His yelling turns to thanksgiving as he recalls the blessings of God.
 
So, it seems, that if we are down on life, thinking everyone, even God is against us, it is time to stop and recall all that God has done in our lives. This “looking back” is valuable to our confidently moving forward. Recalling all the ways God has helped us restores our strength and confidence that He’ll do it again!
 
Psalm 77, The Message
An Asaph Psalm
 
Psalm 77 yellingI yell out to my God, I yell with all my might,
I yell at the top of my lungs. He listens.
 
2-6 I found myself in trouble and went looking for my Lord;
my life was an open wound that wouldn’t heal.
When friends said, “Everything will turn out all right,”
I didn’t believe a word they said.
I remember God—and shake my head.
I bow my head—then wring my hands.
I’m awake all night—not a wink of sleep;
I can’t even say what’s bothering me.
I go over the days one by one,
I ponder the years gone by.
I strum my lute all through the night,
wondering how to get my life together.
 
Psalm 77 I yell
7-10 Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good?
Will he never smile again?
Is his love worn threadbare?
Has his salvation promise burned out?
Has God forgotten his manners?
Has he angrily stalked off and left us?
“Just my luck,” I said. “The High God goes out of business
just the moment I need him.”
 
Psalm 77 then i remember
11-12 Once again I’ll go over what God has done,
lay out on the table the ancient wonders;
I’ll ponder all the things you’ve accomplished,
and give a long, loving look at your acts.
 
13-15 O God! Your way is holy!
No god is great like God!
You’re the God who makes things happen;
you showed everyone what you can do—
You pulled your people out of the worst kind of trouble,
rescued the children of Jacob and Joseph.
 
Psalm 77 remember
16-19 Ocean saw you in action, God,
saw you and trembled with fear;
Deep Ocean was scared to death.
Clouds belched buckets of rain,
Sky exploded with thunder,
your arrows flashing this way and that.
From Whirlwind came your thundering voice,
Lightning exposed the world,
Earth reeled and rocked.
You strode right through Ocean,
walked straight through roaring Ocean,
but nobody saw you come or go.
 
20 Hidden in the hands of Moses and Aaron,
You led your people like a flock of sheep.
 
HEART CHECK:
 
Even when we yell, it’s okay for we are finally getting honest with God. “I yell… He listens.” Whew, that’s good news.
 
Remember a time, (maybe you are there now), when you yelled at God for help? Are you assured God listened? When we yell in frustration to God about a circumstance, God can handle it. Good to know, right?
 
When we give up and turn to God who is already working on our circumstances, our memory gets better as we recall all the ways God has helped us in other challenging, overwhelming times in our lives. Take some time to recall there events and write down the results of God’s actions.
 
Psalm 77 do it againGod makes it happen. He pulls us out “of the worst kind of trouble” and rescues us. That alone, with our salvation, is our confidence.
 
Yes, and God will “DO IT AGAIN”…for HE is God, the Father who loves His children. He listens.
 
And I’m singing…
Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet
 
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yet
 
I know the night won’t last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You’re still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again
 
Psalm 77 do it again by GodYour promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed
 
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet
 
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
 
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
 
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
I’ll see You do it again
Oh-oh
 
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed
 
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet
And You never failed me yet
I never will forget
You never failed me yet
And I never will forget
 
Songwriters: George Veikoso / Michael Stevenson / Nicholas Matthew Balding / Christopher Maurice Brown / Mark Kragen / Marc Randolph Griffin / Pia Mia Perez / Jerry Afemata
 
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are so blessed! You, the One and Only, makes all things happen. You continue to show everyone what you can do! I love watching You at work in every detail of our lives. I love you, Lord. Do it again!
In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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