1 HOW LONG will You forget me, O Lord? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?2 How long must I lay up cares within me and have sorrow in my heart day after day? How long shall my enemy exalt himself over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitchlike darkness], lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed over him, and those that trouble me rejoice when I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Stay the course. Psalm 13 is written from the perspective of sorrow and a forgotten heart. Psalm 23 tells us that we all will go through the valley of the shadow of death.
The unearthed truth is that we need God to light up our eyes. To give us faith. To be more than dead men walking, numb to the world, numb to God. He will give us stability when we are shaken. We look to Him. No other time are we more aware of that need than when it is dark.
Riding the chair-lift today a guy spoke of night skiing and then shared about the shock of one night when the power went out. He was frozen unable to do anything. Inside myself I was thinking “Yikes” because I would be freaking out. Yet, he just mentioned how those on the hill began to call out to each other and help one another navigate to safety. Take note the duration of time spent out there was not his whole life. Darkness had an expiration date.
You and I are part of the solution to the heartache in other’s lives. We are called to live like Jesus moved with compassion towards one another.
You are the light of the world. Jesus said it. Faith comes by hearing. So shout it out to someone, call out to them in their blackout.
How can they navigate the mountain with out someone lighting the way?
You and I can be the voice of faith saying mountain move!
Live confident of God’s mercy. Lean into Him. He is solid.
God is all strength for his people, ample refuge for his chosen leader; Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd. Psalm 28:8-9 MSG
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger bringing good news, Breaking the news that all’s well, proclaiming good times, announcing salvation, telling Zion, “your God reigns! Isa. 52:7 MSG
Have a dose of faith today. Song melodies of joy and rejoicing are in store for those who trust GOD. His dealings with men are song worthy. Oh GOD let everyone, everywhere be flooded with singing to the tune of Your praise.
In conclusion: stay in packs, in pairs, in groups, and share some love as we call out to each other. I wouldn’t turn loose my kids without a buddy system and God is clear when we stay together, were better. We are more likely to make it through the tough spots of this life.