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The Psalm of the Enduring Soul

Psalm 13

King James Version

13 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Let us Pray

Introduction:

Are you now or have you ever been in a bad situation that seems to never end? You pray and pray for God to hear you and yet, you feel like it will never end. Health issues, child or grandchild issues, spouse issues, financial issues, these are all events which trouble even the most faithful. David again is tired of running from Saul, tired waiting for God to end the civil war in the land and wanting to be able to claim the Job that God has called him and anointed him to be, King Some commentators say that this Psalm was later in life when David’s own son betrayed him and tried to take the throne, but Matthew Henry and others say that this was a Psalm for almost any of the early events in David’s life where he was in contact fear for his life, always running and always having one hand tied behind his back because he will not kill Saul, even though Saul would gladly kill him. This Psalm is the Psalm of the enduring soul, who keeps praying, keeps believing and keeps trusting that God is in control. Today I want you to see the three answers that God gives us when we pray, from biblical examples:

Sometimes God says Yes!

Sometimes God says No!

Sometimes God says Wait!

Come and Join us This Sunday Morning as we explore what happens when we Pray and ask God for an Answer!



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