¹ How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
² How 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?
³ Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
⁴ lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
⁵ But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
⁶ I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Applying the text
- Make a list of all the emotions you imagine David might be experiencing in this Psalm. When have you had a similar experience in your walk with God?
- David models "brutal honesty" in his conversation with God. Do you feel free to approach God with similar freedom? How does understanding God's grace empower you to be increasingly honest with God?
- In the future, what will you do to process your feelings and experiences with God?