David feels forgotten by the Lord and this Psalm gives us a picture of his sadness.
The music in the link below perfectly represents the way David was feeling when he wrote this. I understand this, and know you do too. And yet, there is good news.
David ends the Psalm proclaiming his trust in the Lord, in His love, salvation. The song ends with reference to Proverb 3:5-6 which was touching to me since it is the verse that I have tucked deep into my heart and rely on every day of my life.
There are times where I have felt that God was bored with my prayers over a particular issue, and I was tempted to stop praying about it. But I didn’t, because I was certain that He wanted to see me persevere through the troubles.
David persevered through his sorrows, and he’s such a great example of a man who loved God with all of his heart, yet was just like us: a human being, full of emotions that were scattered all over the place. He was tired of waiting, tired of feeling sad, tired of being ignored. But like David, we must all wait on God’s perfect timing. And in the end, we too can sing a song of joy!
Source: The Psalms Project
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.