“How long wilt Thou forget me, O LORD? For ever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?” Psalm 13:1 (KJV)
David was feeling much anxiety. No one knows the particular reason for his anguish in this Psalm, but it is here. It can apply to any circumstance of feeling forgotten, forsaken, and maybe a reflection of all the times he has felt this way.
Many may believe this is not the response the “Man after God’s own heart” ought to be experiencing; yet here we have it. David was a man, a human being.
Have you ever experienced this anguish? Have you ever felt that God has forgotten you, and it feels as though it will be for ever? You are in good company.
When we hear the question “How long will You hide Your face from me?” we should be reminded of His presence, and glory. We, like David should desire His presence, His glory – His face. Of course we know that no one can see the face of God and live. To look into the face of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is to look into the face of God.
He has not forgotten you. He has not forgotten us. He has not forgotten any who are His through the blood of His Son Jesus. Take the time you are experiencing this anguish, and think of the power, the glory, and grace and mercy of GOD. Be encouraged in Him today.