"How long, O LORD?"
Day 94 – Psalm 13
“How long, O LORD?” Psalm 13:1a
Some psalms have an interrogative element. These are expressed in the following psalms. These interrogative statements represent a number of things:-
1. Rhetorical questions
“How long, O you sons of men, will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness and seek falsehood?”
2. Plaintive cry to God for urgent deliverance
“My soul also is greatly troubled; but You, O LORD- how long?”
The same interrogative element is seen in the following text:
“How long, O LORD? Will Your forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy exalted over me?”
The psalmist expressed deep concern over the following matters:-