Main Point: David begins Psalm 13 with one of the most familiar refrains from the Psalms “How long O Lord?” It is the cry of a man who is in intense pain from this world, and has wonders aloud before God why He has let it go on for so long. But David, after making his plea for deliverance from his enemy, reminds himself that he shall see salvation from God and that the Lord has already blessed him overwhelming. For these reason David can sing in the midst of his pain.
Interesting Points: The largest one for me is that even in the middle of his suffering David, can utter the words “I will sing to the Lord for he has dealt bountiful with me.”
Emotional reaction: You can feel David’s despair instantly. I know that I have been in these moment many times in my life, and I know that I could also be there again rather quickly. It is a good reminder that in the middle of our despair we can always comfort ourselves and each other how the Lord has blessed us already. Thankfulness can make much of my suffering seem small.