1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?
How long will you look the other way?
2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
6 I will sing to the Lord
because he is good to me.
Another Psalm of Lament. Who hasn’t felt as David feels–forgotten by God. He is filled with anguish, sorrow, and defeat. Since I’ve identified my enemy as my debt, my prayer is “Don’t let my debt gloat, saying I am defeated. Don’t let it rejoice at my failure.”
My answer must be as David’s answer is–”But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me” (verses 5,6).