The psalmist sheweth what fierce combat he had with diffidence.
Psalms 77:1 I cried vnto God with my voyce, yee euen vnto God cried I with my voyce, & he herde me. Psalms 77:2 In the tyme of my trouble I sought the LORDE, I helde vp my hondes vnto him in the night season, for my soule refused all other comforte. Psalms 77:3 When I was in heuynesse, I thought vpo God: whe my hert was vexed, then dyd I speake. Psalms 77:4 Sela. Thou heldest myne eyes wakynge, I was so feble, that I coude not speake, Psalms 77:5 Then remembred I the tymes of olde, & the yeares that were past. Psalms 77:6 I called to remembraunce my songe in the night, I commoned with myne owne herte, and sought out my sprete. Psalms 77:7 Wil the LORDE cast out for euer? Wil he be nomore intreated? Psalms 77:8 Is his mercy cleane gone? Is his promyse come vtterly to an ende for euermore? Psalms 77:9 Hath the LORDE forgotten to be gracious? Or, hath he shut vp his louynge kyndnesse in displeasure?
The victory which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works.
Psalms 77:10 Sela. At the last I came to this poynte, that I thought: O why art thou so foolish? the right honde of the most hyest can chaunge all. Psalms 77:11 Therfore wil I remembre the workes of the LORDE, and call to mynde thy wonders of olde tyme. Psalms 77:12 I wil speake of all thy workes, and my talkynge shalbe of thy doinges. Psalms 77:13 Thy waye (o God) is holy, who is so greate & mightie as God? Psalms 77:14 Thou art the God, that doth wonders, thou hast declared thy power amonge the people. Psalms 77:15 Thou with thine arme hast delyuered thy people, euen the sonnes of Iacob and Ioseph. Psalms 77:16 Sela. The waters sawe ye (o God) ye waters sawe ye, & were afrayed: ye depthes were moued. Psalms 77:17 The thicke cloudes poured out water, ye cloudes thodered, and thy arowes wente abrode. Psalms 77:18 Thy thonder was herde rounde aboute, the lighteninges shone vpon the grounde, the earth was moued and shoke withall. Psalms 77:19 Thy waye was in the see, and thy pathes in the greate waters, yet coude no man knowe thy fotesteppes. Psalms 77:20 Thou leddest thy people like a flocke of shepe, by the honde of Moses and Aaron.