Psalm 77 starts with a lament:
It ends recounting the mighty deeds of God.
However, it is only one event upon which the psalmist focuses–the crossing of the Red Sea (vv. 15-19). He recalls how the waters feared God and moved away, the thunder roared, the lightening flashed, and the people walked through on dry land. The psalmist did not need a bunch of experiences. He didn’t even need his own experience. The crossing of the Red Sea happened a long time ago but it was a part of his people’s history. It was a story that was passed down from generation to generation. Because they kept the story going, the psalmist could remind himself that the God he served and was there for his foreparents is a MIGHTY GOD. No matter what he faced, he knew that God was able to help him.
As you deal with whatever lack you face in your life (resources, answers, peace, joy, hope, opportunity, relationships, etc.), remember that you serve a MIGHTY GOD. God is so mighty that your life is not big enough to house all of God’s wonders. So don’t forget what God did for your parents, grandparents, friends, and strangers. Their stories can help you survive what you are going through. And don’t forget to tell your story because someone else may need to be reminded of just how MIGHTY GOD is, too.