The Message

Psalm 77

An Asaph Psalm

1I 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.

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.”

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.

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 77

患難中的安慰

亞薩的詩,照耶杜頓的做法,交給樂長。

1我呼求上帝,我高聲呼求,
上帝垂聽我的禱告。
我在困境中尋求主。
我整夜舉手禱告,
我的心無法得到安慰。
我思想上帝,發出哀歎;
我默想,心靈疲憊不堪。(細拉)
你使我無法合眼,
我心亂如麻,默然無語。
我回想從前的日子,
那久遠的歲月,
想起自己夜間所唱的歌。
我沉思默想,捫心自問:
「難道主要永遠丟棄我,
不再恩待我了嗎?
難道祂的慈愛永遠消逝了嗎?
祂的應許永遠落空了嗎?
難道上帝已忘記施恩,
在憤怒中收回了祂的慈愛嗎?」(細拉)
10 於是我說:「我感到悲傷的是,
至高者已不再彰顯大能。」
11 耶和華啊,我要回想你的作為,
回想你從前所行的奇事。
12 我要默想你所行的一切事,
思想你一切大能的作為。
13 上帝啊,你的作為全然聖潔,
有哪個神明像你一樣偉大?
14 你是行奇事的上帝,
你在列邦中彰顯你的大能。
15 你以大能救贖了你的子民,
就是雅各和約瑟的後代。(細拉)

16 上帝啊,海水看見你就戰慄,

深淵看見你就顫抖。
17 雲層倒出雨水,
天上雷霆霹靂,電光四射。
18 旋風中傳來你的雷聲,
你的閃電照亮世界,
大地顫抖震動。
19 你的道路穿越海洋,經過洪濤,
但你的足跡無人看見。
20 你藉著摩西和亞倫的手引領你的子民,
如同牧人引領羊群。