The psalmist sheweth what fierce combat he had with diffidence.
Psalms 77:1 To the Overseer, for Jeduthun.A Psalm of Asaph. My voice [is] to God, and I cry, my voice [is] to God, And He hath given ear unto me. Psalms 77:2 In a day of my distress the Lord I sought, My hand by night hath been spread out, And it doth not cease, My soul hath refused to be comforted. Psalms 77:3 I remember God, and make a noise, I meditate, and feeble is my spirit. Selah. Psalms 77:4 Thou hast taken hold of the watches of mine eyes, I have been moved, and I speak not. Psalms 77:5 I have reckoned the days of old, The years of the ages. Psalms 77:6 I remember my music in the night, With my heart I meditate, and my spirit doth search diligently: Psalms 77:7 To the ages doth the Lord cast off? Doth He add to be pleased no more? Psalms 77:8 Hath His kindness ceased for ever? The saying failed to all generations? Psalms 77:9 Hath God forgotten [His] favours? Hath He shut up in anger His mercies? Selah.
The victory which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works.
Psalms 77:10 And I say: 'My weakness is, The changes of the right hand of the Most High.' Psalms 77:11 I mention the doings of Jah, For I remember of old Thy wonders, Psalms 77:12 And I have meditated on all Thy working, And I talk concerning Thy doings. Psalms 77:13 O God, in holiness [is] Thy way, Who [is] a great god like God? Psalms 77:14 Thou [art] the God doing wonders. Thou hast made known among the peoples Thy strength, Psalms 77:15 Thou hast redeemed with strength Thy people, The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. Psalms 77:16 The waters have seen Thee, O God, The waters have seen Thee, They are afraidalso depths are troubled. Psalms 77:17 Poured out waters have thick clouds, The skies have given forth a noise, AlsoThine arrows go up and down. Psalms 77:18 The voice of Thy thunder [is] in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh. Psalms 77:19 In the sea [is] Thy way, And Thy paths [are] in many waters, And Thy tracks have not been known. Psalms 77:20 Thou hast led as a flock Thy people, By the hand of Moses and Aaron!