Psalm 13

July 25, 2018

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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.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

    1. Hi Liz,
      I love that psalm. At times when I don’t hear from my
      Savior for some time and I don’t feel Him near I read this ps and cry. I say, “Lord I know you r with me No matter what my flesh tells me, because u promised to never leave us nor forsake us.” Afterwards, I feel a sigh of relief, because I know that I know Jesus is my Savior and I am His and He loves me and I love Him. All praise 2 God the Father. 🙏🙌🙌🙌

      1. Hi Sonja! Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment – it truly means so much to me. I love all you say and I totally relate. I tell the Lord the same thing…”Lord Your Word promises you never leave or forsake me…thank you that you are with me.” I love how you reject the lies and embrace truth. You are a warrior for Him in this spiritual battle we call life. So happy God connected us! Thank you again for a great comment. ❤️

    1. My sweet sister you are a gift! I needed this today. It touched me and I was praying the whole time for those who feel alone and for them to not give up. This encouraging powerful truth gives Hope and I’m so grateful for you and your heart for God. Love you my dear friend!

      1. Hey sister friend! You have such a loving heart…I love that you were praying for people as you read. Such a beautiful picture of how we can love one another. I love your heart for Him. Thank you for always encouraging and supporting me. I love you back! ❤️

    1. Oh.. Liz.. this is what Ive been feeling, but I shake my head and remember to wait on the Lord, that he’s working on my children.. blessings to you..

      1. Hi Alicia ❤️ Blessings to you sweet sister…I can write it because I’ve been there and it’s hard. I hold tight to His promises when it’s dark and unknown. Thank you for sharing your heart – it sincerely means so much. ❤️

      1. Hi Melissa! Yes…He is so good. ❤️ The unknown is hard for me but I’m learning as you say I can rest assured He has a plan and knows what is best. Thank you for a great comment!

    1. These words bring tears to my heart and soul, yet I also know these are tears of hope and faith. If one has these , what more can one ask.

      1. Hi…thanks so much for commenting…there is always hope where there is faith – it’s where real Hope resides. Saying a prayer for you now – God knows you and what you need. Love and blessings my friend ❤️

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