Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Psalm 13 and a Mess of Thoughts

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death; my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. - Psalm 13
King David is the author of this passage of scripture. The entire passage except for the last two sentences sound completely depressing. The words he uses paint such a picture of despair, deep pain, and torn emotions. Based on commentaries I've researched the particular passage does not point to a specific event in David's life as to why he may have written this way but I love the raw emotion in it. I love it because I've felt exactly like that before. What I love even more is how he wraps it all up with hope. God I've babbled on and on about what I'm feeling but you get me and you know where I'm at (my commentary).

God wants to be the first one we run to when we are down hearted and hurt. This is not the time to impress or act like you have it all together. We forget He knows and sees everything anyway. He just wants the real you. Will the real Lora Idol stand up please? So let it all out. Cry. Write. Meditate. Let us all take a lesson from David and do whatever it is that pulls it all out of you.

But please don't forget that in the end there is hope. Like the Psalm says, trust because he knows better. His love is unfailing so don't worry, He'll be there. Rejoice, even when it's difficult because He is worthy. And don't forget to sing because in the midst of it all He's been good to you.

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