Psalm 13

Psalm 13 is short…just 6 verses, but within it are emotions we’ve all felt.  For Satan would like us to believe that when we’re going through desperate times…it’s because God has abandoned us.  David laments to the Lord in the first few verses, using words like, “Have You forgotten me?  And why are You hiding Your face?”  Those raw feelings of doubt and questioning where God is only compound the sorrow, anxiety, and distress we already feel.  To the point we’re asking, “Do You even care about me anymore, God?”   But as David lifts this lament to God, his focus changes from himself and his situation, to who God really is and His promises.  For at the end of Psalm 13 David declares, ” But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.” (Psalm 13: 5-6)  The grief and heartbreak may not have changed in David’s life…but what did change  was his perspective and the assurance that God was still there.

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