How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul,
and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God!
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;
my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
But I trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
(Psalm 13, NRSV)
How long will the Lord forget about me…
Have you ever felt the way this psalmist does at the beginning of the psalm?
no one to help…
Sitting in pain all alone…
I think if we are all honest with ourselves, we have been in this place. We know exactly how the psalmist feels.
But these are the times to cling to God’s steadfast love, as the psalmist tells us. Because of the love the Lord has for us, we will make it through the pain, for when we cry out to the Lord He is there for us. Even when we feel all alone, we aren’t because He is always there for us.