How Long … and At Last
Key verse: (v1) “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?.”
These are some pretty bold words spoken by David… Or are they?? Were they shouted with clenched fists? Or are they words of desperation, whispered with open hands?? Regardless, I hear the disappointment, the feelings of abandonment. A deeper look into this psalm reveals David’s broken heart, oppressed by people or forces, discouraged by unanswered prayer. Have you been there? I have.
David models how to make it through these difficult seasons (vs. 5-6). We shall muster the little bit of faith and trust we have in God’s character – His lovingkindness is a great place to start. We shall focus and deliberately rejoice in His benefits to us – the salvation we have in Jesus is more solid than anything we know. And don’t forget to sing. Find a song and sing to the Lord.
One day our trials, our discouragements, our sorrows will be gone. Our cries to God of “how long?” will change to “At Last!!” … That day may be sooner than you think. Do not lose heart!
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 15-17