1 Lord, how long must I wait? Will you forget me forever? How long will you turn your face away from me? 2 How long must I struggle with my thoughts? How long must my heart be sad day after day? How long will my enemies keep winning the battle over me? 3 Lord my God, look at me and answer me. Give me new life, or I will die. 4 Then my enemies will say, “We have beaten him.” They will be filled with joy when I die. 5 But I trust in your faithful love. My heart is filled with joy because you will save me. 6 I will sing to the Lord. He has been so good to me.
love, rejoicing in His salvation, and singing His praises. I sense God is showing me that this progression is helpful in dealing with my own feelings of distance or fear before God. That first I am to go to a trusting position of heart; in that trusting position, I am to choose to start rejoicing in his saving mercy; and out of this, I am to sing of his goodness. It’s not natural, when you’re feeling distant from God, and in fear; but it makes sense that trusting, rejoicing and singing to God are faith based decisions of heart that move your heart close to God, in a position of faith instead.