In this Psalm David says how long 4 times in the first two verses, indicating the depth of his distress. He expressed his feelings to God and found strength. through prayer we can express our feelings and talk our problems out with God. He helps us regain the right perspective, and this gives us peace.
“O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? ~ Psalm 13:1
“How long, Lord?” Have you ever felt this way? “How long must my trial continue?” You are not alone. God’s people have always struggled with this feeling of God’s distance. But it’s precisely at these times that you need to cry out to God, not just moan to yourself (or others). Why is it God feels sometimes so far away? Imagine God keeps on helping you in everything. Will you still have faith. Faith is believing without seeing. Beware that you maybe going through a test of faith to see if you will hold on. If our parents take care of us closely forever, do you think we will mature, learn on our own. God is doing the same. He is letting us fall, so we know we need Him and so that we will mature. it’s like, instead of being spoon fed like a baby, we will learn how to eat on our own. This is what David said in this situation, he still trusts in God and rejoices in his salvation. Always trust in God even when you don’t get a reply, even when your world is crashing and rejoice. For we know that all things work together for good to those we love him, to those who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)
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