Then I thought, “To this I will appeal; the years of the right hand of the Most High.” (Psalm 77:10 NIV)
This verse serves as a bridge from the lament in verse 9, taking the hymn in a completely new direction. “God’s right hand” implies the hand of God’s power, protection, preservation, deliverance, and defense. In the midst of the psalmist’s lament, God directs his attention away from himself to His right hand that will hold, shield, and protect him. For nine verses, the psalmist has been living like many Christians today—in subjectivity. Yet it is dangerous to build faith
on feelings. How do you step out? With the objectivity of faith in a God who’s always there.
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!