March 5, 1997
Seasons of sorrow are common, even for those who love and serve the Lord. As Alistair Begg reminds us, crying out honestly to God, just as Jesus did on the cross, is not sinful, but supported by biblical example. Psalm 13, for example, begins in pain—but by the end, the despairing psalmist is able to look beyond his circumstances and trust in God with a joyful heart. Through Christ, that same victory is available for all who feel forgotten.
1How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.