How long? How long will this pain last? How long will I suffer? How long will this hurt go on?
This feeling of being forsaken by God may occur at times of sickness, financial need, or personal loss. It may involve family, work, or church.
When this happens we should pray for the Holy Spirit to give us the assurance that we will yet rejoice in God’s salvation.
When God delays, it does not mean we are forsaken. A hidden face is not the same as a forgetful heart.
This Psalm shows us how to go from sighing to singing:
• Questioning God (v 1-2)
• Praying to God (v 3-4)
• Rejoicing in God (v 5-6)