Psalm 13

1 How long, O LORD? Wilt thou forget me for ever? How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long must I bear pain 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; lighten 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 thy steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

When I have the least little pain,

How selfish I become.

May the pain bring me closer to you.

May my suffering be united with that of Christ.


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Former farmer, now college instructor
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One Response to Psalm 13

  1. Diane says:

    We all live in a “hurry up” world, as they say, ” a disposable” world. We want answers immediately, and things to always happen quickly. Jesus admonished Peter in Mark 8: 33, “You are not judging by God’s standards but by man’s!”
    I think we sometimes expect the hard times or the bad times to be over quickly. Sometimes they last a life time, but having a good attitude and a strong faith can be the difference between a happy life and a hard life.

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