Asaph, the psalmist behind this composition, held a prominent role as a worship leader and musician in the Kingdom of David, his exceptional talents earning him this esteemed position.
A worship leader, entrusted with guiding others in reverence for the divine, is expected to cultivate a profound relationship with the Lord. Yet, Asaph grappled with a 'dry season'; although his mouth praised the Lord, his heart harbored anxiety as he compared himself to others, imagining their seemingly greater enjoyment.
However, amidst his struggles, he endeavored to recollect a crucial truth: he possessed a unique blessing—the security found within the protective embrace and presence of the Lord.
Reflecting on the words of Psalm 77:11-12, "But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works," Asaph found solace in remembering the incredible works of the Almighty. He understood that dwelling on God's past faithfulness, His mighty deeds, and wonderful works sustained him through challenging times.
When we deliberately dwell on God's benevolence day and night, tirelessly sharing testimonies of His goodness with others, we fortify ourselves against deception, preventing a life consumed by a sense of misfortune.
Reflect on this: Isn't our God undeniably good?
Let us gratefully acknowledge all that He has accomplished.
I am the Worship & Music Catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.