Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Widows Bible Study This Week: Psalm 77:1-6

I'm helping with Kids Kamp at church this week, and thought I'd try something new here on the blog too. Kids Kamp will be different and will take some effort for me, but it's just for this week. The Bible study I'm giving you will be different take some effort from you too, but it's just for this week. I hope you'll give it a try because I think you'll find it far more refreshing than I'll find Kids Kamp! lol  

God's Word can speak directly to our situations and reward us with strength and hope, which are priceless treasures! I've laid out our study in a way that's just right for 'widow brain.' I know there's no way you think you can do a Bible study! But you can! This is very simple, but it's more than busywork. It's food for thought and life for your soul.

Here's all you do: I've copied the Scripture for you so just fill in the blanks. It'd be cool if you'd share your answer to the italicized question by leaving it in the comment box, but that's up to you. (Optional: copy the Bible verses below, paste them onto a Word doc, and print it off so you can hand write your answers. Otherwise just do it in your head and more importantly---your heart).


We'll be in Psalm 77 Tuesday - Saturday, five times this week and at the end of the week you'll have had a good little Bible study on this entire psalm.

Throughout this week we'll see the circumstances the writer encountered, the hard questions asked, the choices made, and the resulting revelations. I'll bet you'll wonder if the writer was widowed!

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Psalm 77 (New International Version)
The Circumstances

1 I ______ ____ to God for help; I cried out to God to _____ me.
2 When I was in ________, I sought the Lord; at ______ I stretched out untiring hands, and I would ____ be __________.
3 I remembered you, God, and I ________; I meditated, and my spirit grew ______.
4 _____ kept my eyes from closing; I was too _________ to speak.
5 I thought about the _________ days, the years of long ago;
6a I remembered my _______ in the night.
 
  • When was the last time you had similar feelings and thoughts?
Psalm 77:1-6

1 I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.
2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands,
and I would not be comforted.
3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak.
5 I thought about the former days,
the years of long ago;
6 I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:

6 comments:

  1. This is how I feel right now. My husband past on march 1 2014. This is so hard.

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  2. This is how I feel right now. My husband past on march 1 2014. This is so hard

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  3. Dear Anonymous, I'm so sorry for your loss, March 1 isn't long ago at all, yet it can seem like forever and just yesterday at the very same time. I was amazed that Scripture put words to my feelings, and that you've found that too. Hang in there, God knows.... you will find hope... and there are some other readers who understand right where you're at.

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  4. Just this morning.

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  5. Something I found interesting in this Psalm was the word "trouble" Each time it's mentioned, it has a different meaning. The first one means, something that brings a tightness or distress to our lives; definitely the loss of a spouse!, The 2nd one means a great commotion, a loud sound, this turned our lives upside down and caused a very loud noise within our family!, and the 3rd... to agitate and tap continuously. So... the Psalmist cries out to the Lord because this distress that has come onto their life has caused a great commotion to where it continually agitates. I surely have felt like that after my husband died. If I think back over the years, I can't think of anything else that was so agitating and caused a great commotion with the loss of my husband. The 9/11 disaster was bad, but didn't affect me like this.I can definitely identify with this Psalm as I'm sure so many other ladies can too.

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  6. I hadn't realized how descriptive the word "trouble" could be, thanks so much. I'd say most widows, like yourself in the comment above, have trouble to the 3rd degree! Scripture really can define our situations---and give some deep comfort and guidance. thanks for digging into this.

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