Something caught my eye on the way into work today. It was a short passage but it was amazing how much it resonated with some of the feelings I’d been having these last few days. That’s what I love about the Psalms… there’s no pretence, no sugarcoating…it just personal, real, relatable faith, baring it all.
1 How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
– Psalm 13, King David
The battle of the mind has been won. It was a battle that no one else could have fought for me, but I had help… and now peace reigns once again.
Now, to confront or wait until the situation presents itself again? Guide my steps, oh Lord.