How Long, Lord?

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Psalm 13

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How Long, Lord?

This would be a nice little psalm to set to music. Why don’t you try it? There are three 2-verse stanzas. Notice, again, David’s progression: he honestly expresses his feelings of abandonment and despair, he begs God to help him and lays out his situation, and then he ends with praise and trust. Can you praise and trust God while you are still praying for help?

Day 139

David’s Helper and my Helper, Lord, you are God of all. Sometimes I, too, feel You are taking too long to answer. Help me neither to hide from those feelings, nor to give in to them.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 13:6

Psalm 13


13 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.