There are two very interesting lines in Psalm 13, David shares his current feelings about his relationship with God by writing:
13:1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?
How long will you look the other way?
2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Doesn’t sound like a pleasant place to be, and perhaps you can identify with this place David is in. However, the end of the Psalm is might more bright in tone.
13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
6 I will sing to the Lord
because he is good to me.
Has David been saved? Has his situation been miraculously changed? No, it doesn’t appear so. David has a history with God, one that reminds David that even though the present situation is hard and he feels abandoned and rejected; that is not a true picture of reality. David makes a bold statement, full of faith and hope, when he writes that he will trust in God’s unfailing love. In the moment God’s love appears to be failing, but David knows that while the timing isn’t ideal, God’s rescue will come. David will sing to the Lord because the Lord is good to him…interesting.
We are an “immediate” people. We like to ask “What have you done for me lately?” If God is not immediate in His answers and timely in his blessings, then sometimes we think we no longer matter to Him…or worse, that God has abandoned us. But God wants our TRUST, He asks us to live by FAITH, and the untimely rescue of God develops a dependent disposition within us. Don’t let the worry of today affect the reality of your life with God, through Christ, empowered by the Spirit.
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