DISSECTING THE DILEMMA OF DESERTION PSALMS 13
THE PAIN V.1-2
How long wilt thou forget me, o lord? Forever?
Really! Are You joking with me God? It’s been Long enough, GOD—
How long will you hide thy face from me?
You’ve ignored me long enough.
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?
We’ve turned Your back to us long enough.
How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
We’ve been in this squalor long enough
We’ve carried this humiliation long enough
Our gut ache of idiotic oppressive controlling fool has lasted long enough
These arrogant enemies have looked down their noses at us Long enough
THE PRAYER V.3-4
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God:
It’s high time You’ve paid attention to us
It’s time for You to take a good look at us, GOD, aren’t You our Father?
We want You to man up look at us eye to eye,
Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
We’re mind boggled! We feel like giving up! We’re really aching & beat up!
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him;
And those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Our enemies are full of mocking looks
They put us down. They want us to flop
They laugh at our face when they think they’ve got us down
THE PRAISE V.5-6
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
We throw ourselves full bore into Your arms!
Our only Joy is feeling Your saving touches!
I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me.
We’re ecstatic celebrating Your rescue.
We’re booming out Your praises in Your answers to our longing prayers