Oh, that God would listen to me!
I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
but my soul was not comforted.
overwhelmed with longing for his help.
I am too distressed even to pray!
long since ended,
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Will he never again be kind to me?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
16 When the Red Sea* saw you, O God,
its waters looked and trembled!
The sea quaked to its very depths.
the thunder rumbled in the sky.
Your arrows of lightning flashed.
the lightning lit up the world!
The earth trembled and shook.
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
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