Psalm 13, as I followed our reading schedule, blew me away this morning. It even inspired the Portuguese devotional, which I translated into English. It’s still ringing in my ears and led, I have no doubt, to a powerful and productive day.
Discovering the three parts of this psalm and how it unwinds (see link above), it takes the worry out of the sails of the ship called Despair.
Read it now. From a tornado of doubt and anxiety, it will bring you down to settled peace of mind. Here it is in the ESV:
1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.