When life is tough, or thoughts are darkened by fears and pressures…
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?
Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.
That’s Psalm 13 (from the New International Version of the Bible) and I heard this as the basis of a song yesterday and was blown away by the words as they really were so honest and true, whilst also being a challenge to keep on rejoicing and praising.