“O Lord, HOW LONG will you FORGET me? Forever? HOW LONG will you look the other way? HOW LONG must I STRUGGLE with anguish in my soul, with SORROW in my heart every day? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! RESTORE the SPARKLE to my eyes, or I will die. But I TRUST in your unfailing love. I will REJOICE because you have RESCUED me. I will SING to the Lord because he is GOOD to me.” Psalm 13
The valiant lion-conqueror, bear-defeater, and giant-overcomer was desperate for the Lord to show Himself. He was at his rope’s end for a rescue. He felt like God had abandoned him. He wondered when his pain would end by saying “how long” three times!
Have you ever felt like that? Me too. He longed for JOY, PEACE, and HAPPINESS. He didn’t want to fall prey to his enemies. David had two choices didn’t he? To succumb to his outward circumstances and be a victim, or to choose a positive mindset inwardly. He knew that although outward pain was inevitable, inward misery was optional. He chose the latter to TRUST, to SING, and to remember WHO was listening, WHO was there, WHO is stable refuge was….. the LORD always and forever.
What will you choose today? I choose to let the Lord give me a sparkle!