I’m hurting, Lord—will you forget me forever? How much longer, Lord? Will you look the other way when I’m in need? How much longer must I cling to this constant grief? I’ve endured this shaking of my soul. So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand? Psalm 13:1-2 TPT
These words are so genuine and real, reflecting the feelings of my own heart at times. Perhaps that is why I love reading the Psalms. David knew how to be real with God. He never withheld his anger, his tears, his respect or his love. He knew a side of God that we all need to know, the real side.
God created us in His image and likeness. He also gave us our unique personalities and placed us in some wild situations to prepare us for the things He’s created for us to fulfill. It may have been a dysfunctional family, a horrible marriage, an unwanted pregnancy or devastating loss. But if you look under all the bad, He will show you the good and purpose for it all.
Verses 3-4 go onto say: Take a good look at me, Yahweh, my God, and answer me! Breathe your life into my spirit. Bring light to my eyes in this pitch-black darkness or I will sleep the sleep of death. Don’t let my enemy proclaim, “I’ve prevailed over him.” For all my adversaries will celebrate when I fall.
When my days are filled with darkness and I’m not sure if the light will ever shine again, I can reveal my heart to Him because I trust Him to bring the answers I’m crying out for. Regardless of the situation you’re facing, reach up to Him. Make this your prayer today.
I will end with the rest of this beautiful Psalm: I have always trusted in your kindness, so answer me. I will spin in a circle of joy when your salvation lifts me up. I will sing my song of joy to you, Yahweh, for in all of this you have strengthened my soul. My enemies say that I have no Savior, but I know that I have one in you!
Let your day bring a spin of joy in your remembrance of His Love and affection toward you. You’re not alone!