Psalm 13

Lamentation

God is Good

                5 But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness;

                My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

                6 I will sing to the LORD,

                Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

·         When God delays his visits of relief, he has wise reasons for his conduct. God’s time of deliverance is commonly further off than man’s ignorance esteems best. Yet it is often nearer than man’s unbelief allows him to hope. The reason is, God is wiser and greater than man.

·         To cry out under the hidings of God’s countenance is not sinful. Even the man without sin cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Let us imitate his lowliness and his faith. [But] [w]e must guard our souls against the great error of inferring refusal from postponement of deliverance. We must give God his time.