Longing

Today’s post is part of our Psalm Saturdays series from guest blogger Robert Chamberlain. You can contact him by sending a message to  bobjc88 @ gmail.com. You can also find him at his new blog at www.roberlain.blogspot.com .

Psalm 13:1–6 (ESV)
1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Do you ever feel like God’s forgotten about you? Well if so, you’re in good company. David in this Psalm felt the same.

Nowadays we’d say that David was depressed. He felt abandoned by God while his enemies circled like vultures. He knew that without God he was a dead man walking.

We need God to consider us and to light up our eyes. Otherwise we’ll lose out to our spiritual enemies. We have the world, the flesh, and the devil against us, so we need all the help we can get from the Lord of our hearts.

His present circumstances may have been bad, but David remembered his faith was in God’s unfailing love. Not only did he trace God’s faithfulness in times past, but he also resolved to sing and rejoice in God because of His generosity to him.

“Lord, make us to know You haven’t abandoned us. May we joyfully sing to You and to Your glory, both now and forevermore, amen.”


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