How long, O Lord?
Will You forget me forever?
This night is long. I keep waiting for you to show up, do something, rescue me. I pray and wait, try to have faith…but I can’t see or hear You.
How long will You hide your face from me?
It feels like You’ve abandoned me. I know Your Word says You never leave but I feel so alone.
How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
Lord, I’m weary and sad… I try to believe better days are coming but I see no light at the end of this tunnel – it’s so dark.
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
You promise victory for all who trust You. I don’t feel victorious…I feel defeated and depressed. I’m hanging onto hope hard. Will this trial never end? Will my life always be the same?
But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I know you are faithful, good, mighty to save. You called me out of darkness to call me Your own. You never forsake or abandon Your children. As I walk through the valley of the shadow I will not fear because You are with me. My hope, my only hope, rests in You, Lord.
I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Thank you, Lord that You hear my cries. I may not see You working but I can rest assured You always are. You strengthen and help me in ways I don’t always see. You hold me in the palm of Your Hand. You never let me go. I don’t have to be afraid because You are with me.