Psalm 66 is a call to all of the world to worship the God of Israel who showed His might in the Red Sea deliverance in times past. But even in the present His might has been shown by taking the nation through its present trials. The psalm ends with the individual Jew’s determination to worship God in a deeper devotion and to testify to all of Israel’s faithful about God’s loyal love to him personally.
The psalm focuses in verses 9-12 on the author’s insight as to why God took the nation through such trial and of his perspective as to what trial accomplished and of the timeless faithfulness of God to His people and the individual Jew.
We all face difficult times. See how many insights you can draw from the “fire and the water.”