How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
When we are in deep trials or suffering, we can echo these words with great emotion. children who have gone astray, families torn apart by sin, marriages ended, financial difficulties on all sides, the betrayal of friends. We cry out, “How long, Oh Lord?” the answer to ths suffering is in verse 5,
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I TRUST IN YOUR UNFAILING LOVE. Faced with suffering that seems not to end, knowing we can trust in a LOVE that never fails, is a reason to get out of bed in the morning.