How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
Key Verse: “But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation.” Psalm 13:5
Do you ever say the word “unfailing”? What does it describe? Now think about how many aspects of your life that are changing. In times of transition, we often cling to what is constant. The cross reminds you of God’s sacrifice, dependable love, and desire to befriend you.
David shares his challenges openly with God in Psalm 13: 1) Feeling forgotten 2) Sorrow in his heart 3) Wrestling with his thoughts 4) Enemies triumphing over him 5) Foes happy about his failures 6) The proximity of death 7) A stumbling faith. Yet, David chooses to trust God and His steady, covenant love. The result is singing and praise instead of despair. God’s love is the anchor for your soul in a world that is in flux and confusion.