Psalm 13 is an emotional rollercoaster that takes the reader from the depths of despair to the heights of trust in God. The psalmist starts by questioning how long God will seemingly remain distant, leaving him in sorrow and at the mercy of his enemies. However, by the end of the psalm, there's a shift in tone. The lament turns into a song of trust and confidence in God's steadfast love and salvation. This psalm encapsulates the human struggle with doubt and feelings of abandonment, but ultimately points to a divine assurance that provides a basis for enduring hope.

Psalm 13

1  (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?

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?

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

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

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.

End of Psalm 13

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