How long must I lay up cares within me and have sorrow in my heart day after day? How long shall my enemy exalt himself over me?
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes , lest I sleep the sleep of death,
Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed over him, and those that trouble me rejoice when I am shaken.
But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Summary: Psalm 13, for instance, presents the prayer of a man in deep depression. I’ll bet that most, if not all of us are depressed from time-to-time. Today, we know that depression may be the result of many different factors.
Summary: 19 times we find this phrase in the Psalms, and that same sentiment has been echoed by countless millions of others. We examine the depth and types of suffering summed up in that expression and close with encouraging thoughts.
Summary: The thing we have the least patience with is waiting. When we are facing a difficulty we want instant results. When God doesn't operate on our table we get frustrated. David got frustrated too but how he handles it can help us have patience too.
Summary: It is normal to fell forsaken when we feel forgotten and all of our efforts seem to be useless. But there is One who is touchable and approachable when we’re struggling with feelings of infirmity.