Praying for relief from dispair,We must continue to trust God even when he doesn’t answer us immediately.
1. How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2.How long must I wrestle with my throughts?every day have sorrow in my heart?How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3.Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. give light to my eyes..or I will sleep in death;
4.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 to the LORD, for he has been good to me.
3.2 psa.42:4>When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day
13.3 Ezr. 9:8>And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Ps.18:28>For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Luke 2:32>A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Jer 51:39>In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
13.5 Eph.5:14>Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Focus: Sometimes all we need to do is talk over a problem with a friend to help put it in perspective. In this psalm, the phrase “how long ” occurs four times in the first two verses, indicating the depth of David’s distress. David expressed his feelings to god and found strength. By the end of his prayer, we can he was able to express hope and trust in God. Through prayer we express our feelings and talk our problem our with God. He helps us regain he right perspective, and this gives us peace.David frequently claimed that God was slow to act on his behalf. we often feel this same impatience. It seems that evil and suffering go unchecked, and wonder when God is going to stop them. David affirmed that he would continue to trust God no matter how long he had to wait for God’s justice to be realized. When you feel impatient, remember David’s steadfas faith in God’s unfalling love.