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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Psalms 77

Verses 1-20

Psalms 77:0

The Distressed Saint and His Comfort

1. The distress (Psalms 77:1-10 )

2. The comfort (Psalms 77:11-20 )

This Psalm shows the distress of the saint in deepest exercise of soul. He earnestly seeks the Lord and never leaves off. “my hand was stretched out in the night, and failed not” (literal translation of Psalms 77:2 ). He moaned and complained and his spirit was overwhelmed. Then in still greater distress he asks, “Will the Lord cast off forever?--Is His mercy come to an end forever?”--”Hath God forgotten to be gracious?” The comfort comes to him as he thinks of God’s past dealings, as he remembers His work of old. He realizeth “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary, who is so great a God as our God?” He remembers how God redeemed His people Israel in the past, and this being His way as a holy God, the God of the Sanctuary, He will redeem again and manifest His power. One can easily see how this Psalm also is Israelitish and finds its application in the last days.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Psalms 77". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.