Tuesday, February 07, 2012

How Long?

We're almost through the first week of February.  Here's another post from my Barnabas Blog.  I pray that these thoughts will encourage you today on this, the 7th day of February.

The 13th Psalm has been especially meaningful to me over the past two months. The Psalmist David cries out to God and asks, "how long?" four (4) times.  Then he petitions God to respond. Finally his tone takes an abrupt U turn and he praises God for His unfailing love, His salvation and His goodness.

May the final two verses of the Psalm be our testimony today even though our circumstances would cause us to ask "how long?".

"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 (NIV

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