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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Forgotten

Do you endure and deal with your problems and try to maintain hope that it will not always be so? Does it make you feel forgotten (the fact that there is no resolution - seemingly no end)? The Psalmist felt that way. Here is what he wrote: "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.l I will sing to the Lord for he has been good to me." (Psalm 13)

David cries to the Lord and exposes his doubts to Him. He openly expresses his sorrow. He requests that God look at him and answer. And then He affirms to God what he cannot feel or see.... He says the Lord is good and declares that his heart rejoices in His salvation. He tells the Lord that he trusts in His unfailing love.

Before God showed him any relief, or removed the problem, or healed him, David trusted Him. He trusted in His unfailing love.

Write out your own psalm today. Use Psalm 13 as a template. Then trust Him to love you - in the past, present and future.

2 comments:

Tonya said...

Anna,
Thank you for another post worth contemplating and acting on. (They are all that way, btw)
I will write out that Psalm today, even though it feels like my battery juice is all gone.
I do believe we have to do the same as David: Learn to trust Him before relief from life's troubles is granted.
Seems like we tend to take our eyes off Him and lose that trust too easily and too often. Then the Good Sheperd leaves His flock, finds us lost, breaks our legs, and lovingly carries us back to where we belong.
Have a blessed day, friend!

Anna said...

So true, Tonya! Why do we forget and revert back to our old default pattern of unbelief so easily?