Psalm Chapter 13

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Psalm 13

1 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

18 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 13

  1. CELEBRATE SALVATION

    5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

    What a FAITHFUL Savior!

    Too often we are guilty of being consumed with past sins and failures. David shares here in Chapter 13 the antidote to this lifestyle.

    TRUST in Mercy.

    REJOICE in Salvation.

    Salvation is not possible without Mercy.

    Here is the REASON we REJOICE!

    TRUST in MERCY, REJOICE in SALVATION, LIVE in HOPE.

    BE Church

    iTrust
    iRejoice
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

    NOW

  2. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

    God doesn’t worry over all the situations and troubles that we worry over. He knows the beginning and the end of all things. If we trust in his mercy it will be as though the trouble is already over. His salvation is always available, we sometimes keep ourselves from it with doubt. He is our savior and I trust and rejoice in his salvation.

  3. 6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

    Arise oh soul today and sing unto the Lord, count the many blessings in your life! Even if things are not like you desire, call those things that are not as though they were and dance in advance, celebrate His grace and mercy, rejoice everymore!

  4. This chapter illustrates determined. David had many that were against him, yet he praised and trusted God (Jesus). One must truly praise, and learn to trust God in all things, if one wants the victory; “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him”. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  5. In this scripture, you once again see someone in desperate need. It appears again God has forgotten him. He even includes that his enemies are exalted over him, and they say…they have prevailed. We all have been here it seems, but there is hope in the end. Look with a come back in vs. 5 & 6.

    “Keep the Faith”
    …..iwork…igive…ipray…ireap…NOW…

  6. Ilove to eat lunch with Jesus

    The Enemy
    4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12 KJV)

    The true enemy is not a person or group of people, but the true enemy is the devil.

  7. “But God…” NOW

    5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

    6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

    Just when things seem worse not better, even to the point of feeling like hope is lost, where you didn’t give up but somehow just don’t seem to have any battles left to turn the war in your favor… suddenly, there’s a “but God…” moment.

    It looks bad, but God’s mercy is here NOW

    It hurts, but God’s salvation is NOW and it gives me joy NOW

    I feel drained, but God has poured into my life in abundance NOW

    The thing about a “but God…” moment is that that moment may not *appear* until “the midnight hour” but the God of the midnight rescue is the same then as He is NOW. He is eternal and unchanging so whatever calls for praise from yesterday, tomorrow, or today creates a praise opportunity NOW. When we take the temporal concept of time and submit it to the *time* of our timeless God, we can praise by faith NOW for the “but God…” moment, no matter when it appears. In God, it is NOW.

    If we only ever wait for that perfect timing, we may miss the moment that is before us NOW. I think we would be surprised by how many “but God…” moments He desires for us and how many we pass by because why don’t realize our time is NOW. We must look beyond the outer appearance and look instead to our infinite, timeless God.

  8. Psalm 13:1 KJV

    How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
    One thing.that I have learned is to TRUST MY LORD, He has never forgotten me, never left me alone. Through your trials it is not the time to.quit, but, it’s time to keep pushing even when you don’t have the strength to do so. Hold on to His Word. Hold on to what is True, and you’ll see that the Lord is faithful!

  9. The Psalmist went from despair to hope.
    When we put our confidence in The Almighty GOD our hope never wavers and VICTORY
    is ours.
    Rejoice and celebrate GOD’S GOODNESS!

  10. How Long?

    Like a child wailing in the night, David’s plaintive cry, “How long, O Lord?” pierces the heart of anyone who knows what it feels like to suffer and wrestle with no end in sight. We all go through times in life when it seems like God is in hiding; we can’t imagine what he’s up to, and we feel abandoned and forgotten. The psalm of lament, like many others in the book, assures that even godly people complain and feel desperate in the face of unrelenting pain. To cry out this way to God is not only perfectly acceptable to him, but such honesty is also the first step toward restoring our faith in a Maker who will truly never fails us ..
    “5But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
    6 I will sing to the Lord,
    for he has been good to me.” (Ps 13:5-6)

  11. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

    There are times in our lives when we seem to lose track of God, we can find Him in the middle of our storm, we search but the storm is too dark and too loud to even hear His voice. It is in the middle of all that you must continue to have faith, for faith will feed you hope and never stop rejoicing in His salvation for then in a blink of an eye the storm will dissipate and the SON will shine again.

  12. Psalm 13

    1How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever?
    how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
    5 But I have trusted in thy mercy;
    my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
    6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

    In the previous psalms  David seemed to be going through a rough season perhaps the time when he was on the run from king Saul.  In cheaper 12 he begins asking God for help, for the godly man ceaseth, in 13, how long will though forget me? Nevertheless, though he may appear to be questioning God,  his thought was constantly on God, on God’s words and on God’s ways.  It’s almost as if he woke up having a bad day but then came to his senses and realized that God is still God and he rejoiced and celebrated in God’s salvation then he praised.  There are great attitudes to learn from David. Attitudes that pleased the Lord, that got him the title a man after God’s own heart.  He praised in the middle of trouble. He praised in advance for the victory. Even if he didn’t know his way out but he showed his trust by praising in advance above every circumstance. 

  13. Verse 9 NIV reads “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.” Even if things are not going as we may wish, or think they should, the Lord knows all things. He knows the “why” and “how” and is waiting to see our response, if we will cry out to him.

  14. Verses 5-6 MSG read “I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.” Thank God in advance for your victories that are to come in Jesus name.

  15. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
    6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

    No matter what comes at us we must always remember that God says that His mercies are new every morning. And He is faithful to His word. He always has and always will deal bountifully with us all….

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