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Read Psalm 77:11-20


Asaph refused to be comforted. He asked a lot of questions of the Lord. At the close of his discouragement, he came to two wonderful conclusions. First, "Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; who is so great a God as our God?" (v. 13). And second, "Your way was in the sea, your path in the great waters, and your footsteps were not known" (v. 19).


What an unusual way to express faith! First, Asaph tells us that God's way is in the sanctuary. His way is a way of sanctification and holiness. God leads us in grace and from grace to glory. He makes no mistakes--His way is the best way and always has been. If we are living in the Holy of Holies, we will be able to discover God's way. If we are in the Holy Word of God, we can have a holy walk with Him.


Second, God's way is in the sea. His way is hidden. We may not understand all of God's leading, but this we can know: God is leading. Asaph said, "You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron" (v. 20). His way is in the sea, and if He has to, He will open up the sea for you. If necessary, He will help you walk on the water. But the psalmist came to the right conclusion. God's way is holy, so obey Him. His way is hidden, so trust Him.


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Perhaps you're going through a difficulty today and asking the Lord a lot of questions--why, how, when, how long--the questions Asaph asked. Let God bring you closer to Himself by following His guidance.


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