Psalm 13

I've started asking God where to go in His Word when I sit down to read at times, and this morning He said Psalm 13. I have dearly loved this psalm since the first time I heard Shane and Shane's version of it... and this morning it made me smile and want to weep all at once, as it so expressed my heart in prayer today... and I am so glad to serve and love a God who knows me so well. How treasured I feel, that He would see my heart and lead me to the exact place in His Word that so accurately said everything I wanted to say...

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;

my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.


Anonymous said...

Hi happy;
I often read your blog to see what your up to.Your thoughts have been a blessing many times.
Today I felt that I should check out what you posted, and Psalm 13 touched my heart in a new way. I have been through many family and business struggles since we last were togeather in Germany, but this Psalm and your choice to post it reminded me anew that I am a child of the king.
Regards Steve C

Happy said...

Hi, Steve!!! Wow, I had no idea you were reading! Thanks for saying something - and I am SO glad to know that some of my ramblings have blessed you. :) You've been a blessing to me so much more than you could know, and it's good to know I've been able to return the favor in some small way.

I'm sorry to hear that things have been so tough. If you want, please feel free to ask Marty for my email address, and send any more specific prayer requests my way. I'd be honored to go to war for you. (remember Nehemiah 4?) :) I'm glad I posted this after all - I thought about not doing it... not that I'm not usually pretty gut-honest here in my space, but to admit that there have been times I've felt forgotten, and that at this point I really *am* wrestling with my thoughts and a whole lot of sorrow felt exceedingly personal... but, well, it's true, and we *all* feel that way sometimes - and it's why God addresses it in His Word.

Trust in the unfailing love of the Lord, my friend.

praying for you,

p.s. check out the Shane and Shane song if you get a chance - i like the version on "Upstairs" the best :)