"David's Prayer in View of Psalms Chapters 9 and 10."
This Bible Study is is provided by http://www.theseason.org/ and shared with permission from it's author R. Christopherson
This psalm is a prayer in faith.
Psalms 13:1 "How long wilt Thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me?"
Patience is very difficult for us to come into, and even though there were many promises given to us in the prior verses, it is almost a shame for a person to make this prayer after those many promises. We want our prayers answered now, because we are impatient.
Psalms 13:2 "How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily: How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?"
This is saying, Father it seems like the enemy wins over me all the time. How long is this going to go on, Father?
Psalms 13:3 "Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;"
David is asking for eyes to see, incase I should die and not be aware of Father's workings. Bring truth so that my eyes can see the happenings in the world around us. This prayer is right here to let us know where the assurance is.
Psalms 13:4 "Lest mine enemy say, "I have prevailed against him;" And those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved."
Lest mine enemies claim their victory over me, saying I won. Father don't let my enemies rejoice when I am down and troubled. When we do get down and out, we should review Psalms 12 instead of this Psalms 13. This chapter should be used as a footnote that it is time to stand up because Father is with us. We are never alone.
Psalms 13:5 "But I have trusted in Thy mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation."
Don't ever forget that we are to trust in the mercy of our Father. When things just don't go well for you, that is the time to rejoice in the Salvation that we have in Christ.
Psalms 13:6 "I will sing unto the Lord, Because He hath dealt bountifully with me."
To the chief Musician.
You can be down and out and have all sorts of troubles, and the enemy may seem to be a mountain before you, and yet as long as you have faith in knowing that God is bountiful in helping you in your needs, there is hope. As you start to count your blessings, and put those problems aside, you are going to see that the mountain of the enemy just goes away, and you find victory over those problems. Why? God will give you the victory by your faith.
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