Psalm 13: “How Long”
This Psalm almost speaks for itself. We don’t have any context or history on the occasion of this psalm, but it is very apparent that this worshipper was in complete despair. No worshiper wants to feel alone, but every worshipper needs to be broken at some point. It seems like David, possibly speaking of himself, has already experienced brokenness, but is now feeling like he has been forsaken. Part of worship is surrender, and that is exactly what we see to close the psalm with these words; “But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.” Do you see what happened here? Despite the feeling of being alone, his prayer and act of worship led him to remembering that the Lord is good, and has provided. When we are at the bottom of the road, we must see Him there at the end of that road, and our sorrow will turn to joy.
- Thanks Ryan! The act of worship led him to remembering that the Lord is good, and has provided. In 1 Cor. 10 Paul reminds us to remember the Israelíes and take the warning. Then he says that if I feel strong to take heed lest I fall - and then the verse about temptation, and God’s promise to make a way of escape. It’s in the middle of a warning. Confession is one part of worship. Confess that Jesus is Lord and confess my sin if I don’t take advantage of the way of escape. And if I do escape I can worship the Almighty One who is worthy of all praise and honor and power and glory for ever and ever!