May 23rd, 2016
In A Deep Pit
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. 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? (Psalm 13:1-2 KJV)
We all find ourselves down trodden and immersed in a deep spiritual pit. A valley of no hope and only despair. We all have moments and seasons when we try to hide under our “spiritual umbrella” licking our wounds as the rain pours on us and we cry out loud “why God why…”
David is asking “why God why…” in these scripture verses.
Many of us have asked God why a time or two.
Why me, why now, why God why….
It seems all of us have experienced a time when all the chips are against us and defeat is readily at hand. We cannot see past our immediate circumstances and realize God is already at work in tomorrow.
Many times, like David, we choose to lay deflated and defeated in circumstances of today.
David is calling out to God through faith with all he can muster amidst the weight of his burgeoning sorrows which bear down heavily on his soul. He is unable to see the hand of God in his immediate state, but God does hear desperate calls such as his.