“And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.” Psalm 77:10
It’s I WILL Wednesday! Where we are changing our words, our thinking, and our lives by declaring the Word of God.
In Psalm 77, we find the psalmist dealing with some very hard times that make him question his relationship with God. Times that have him wondering if God sees him in the midst of what he is going through. From the first verse to the ninth, the psalmist goes from being a man who is pleading with God from a place of pain, to someone who is “beating themself up” and arguing with himself over whether God has forgotten him or not.
This is indicative of the times we are dealing with now. We can all attest to the fact that we are all dealing with some very hard times. I’m sure we all have been through the stages where we’ve pleaded with God concerning our situations, wondering if He’s heard our cries. We’ve blamed ourselves because of where we are. We’ve even wondered if God has forgotten about us. We find ourselves trying everything we can to make things better, but it seems as though the more we try the worse it gets. What the psalmist does next is what we all as Children of God should do when we find ourselves facing difficult times.
In the tenth verse, the psalmist changes his focus. He takes the focus off of himself, and fixes his eyes on God. He starts off by realizing all that he’s gone through, “his infirmity, ” is all a part of the process. This is something that he must go through. But even in the midst of going through it he knows that he can find comfort in remembering what God did for him. He says, “I WILL remember the years of the right hand (or the strength and comfort) of the most High. Every time trials had come, God had been there to bring comfort and to show Himself strong.
“Just like the Psalmist here in the passage, we must realize that what we are going through is a part of the process. Somehow, someway, even the hard times fit into God’s plans for our lives. We can however, be encouraged to know that we can find comfort in what He has done before. His right hand has led us this far. He has been a shelter in storm and a rock on which we can stand. As we remember, we are strengthened, and encouraged, and emboldened to move forward. Yes, today may be hard, but I have faith and I know what God is able to do. It is with this strength and encouragement that we are able to lift our heads up, and keep going.
Paul the apostle also wrote about experiencing strength in our weaknesses. He said “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor 12:10
In my weakness, my pain, my insecurities, my doubts, God’s perfect strength is made available to me. Through tears, sickness, loneliness, and fears I am never alone.
Yes, we have to face certain challenges, but just like the psalmist, even in the midst of them, we can find comfort and strength. Remember this declaration and cry it aloud in trying times. Even when you feel like you are at your wits end, declare “I WILL remember the years of the right hand of the most High.” Remember all that He has done, receive His divine strength, and look forward to what He will do.