Verse 1 – How long O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?
This Psalm is a good indication that David had been suffering with the same situation a long time. When we don’t receive a speedy answer, we think we have been rejected. We often think God didn’t hear our prayer or He is making us wait intentionally. None of that is the case. He hears every prayer and already has a solution before we ever had a problem.
Verse 2 – How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Verse 3 – Consider and hear me, O Lord, My God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Verse 4 – Lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him”; lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Have you ever noticed the eyes of someone who has suffered a long time? The brightness or spark is gone. People’s entire countenance will change when they are troubled. We need to pay attention to these hints that someone may just need to talk, so they can get a different perspective on the situation.
verse 5 – But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
Verse 6 – I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Don’t give up or give in too soon. David reaffirmed his trust in the Lord. He knew God would deliver him, in due time. Pray, wait, and watch , see what the Lord will do.