Friday, March 02, 2007

Psalm 13:2

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
       and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

(NIV)


Sometimes I think that the answer to this question is till the day you die. At least that is what it feels like most of the time.

David is really struggling here. He feels as if God has abandoned him and won't answer him. His enemies are victorious over him. He can't even get control over his thoughts. It is no wonder that he is in sorrow every day.

Notice though, he is still turning toward God. Even when he feels that God is distant. The evidence that he is turning toward God is this Psalm. We are reading what he wrote. Whether he penned this when he was in the midst of these feelings or not, he is describing a situation, and the person he is speaking to is God.

You can't read through the Psalms without noticing that David believes that God is the source of all hope.

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