Introduction

This Psalm of David shows his trust in God despite his current problems.

Verses
1How long, LORD?
Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
having sorrow in my heart every day?
How long shall my enemy triumph over me?
3Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God.
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
4lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him;”
lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.
 
5But I trust in your loving kindness.
My heart rejoices in your salvation.
6I will sing to the LORD,
because he has been good to me.

Questions

1. Why does David want God to answer him?

v 3 and 4 Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God.
Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him;”
lest my adversaries rejoice when I fall.

2. What does David say death is like?

v 3 ... lest I sleep in death;

3. Why does David say he will sing to the LORD?

v 6 I will sing to the LORD,
because he has been good to me.

Summary Points

  • v 1 and 2 David wants to know how long God is going to ignore his problems
  • v 3 and 4 He appeals for God’s help against his enemies
  • v 5 and 6 He trusts in God because of his past experience

 Timeline 1050 BC