Monday (Psalm 13)

April 20, 2020

Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

Reflection

Perhaps this is not an easy Psalm to read. David writes from a place of loneliness and, literally, crying out to God. David ends this short struggle poem in hope. These 6 verses may reflect a longer journey of course. I suspect it does. Suffering and hope. The life of a believer.