How Long?

This passage begins with a series of questions:

“How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire? Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity! Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave? Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David? Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations, the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one. Praise be to the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.” Psalm 89:46-52

As you look at these questions, have you asked ones that are similar? I know I have. I’ve wondered how long a certain painful season would last. I’ve felt like His wrath was burning and His love was hidden. But I have also seen that through it all, I can trust Him. I can walk behind Him. He is faithful and He has always brought me to the other side.

This psalm ends with just the right response. Praise be to the Lord forever!

Jesus, I love it that no matter what, I can praise You and trust You and then say “Amen.”

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