Jesus has an amazing sense of humor as Monday I was asking where he wanted to go in my time with Him that morning, I felt I heard Him say that he wanted me to memorize the 13th Psalm. My immediate thought was I hope its not a long one, I’m still laughing as He must have know what I was going to think because the first words of the 13th Psalm – “How Long”…. you can’t make this stuff up.
Do you remember those long rides as a kid, “when we gonna get there daddy?”
“We will get there when we get there!” was often my dad’s response after the hundredth time.
It’s nice to know that in King David’s time they suffered with the same malady. Clearly God the Father knows where we are headed and what we need as boy did I need the 13th Psalm, though I had no idea.
It would truly take me an hour to explain all the reasons why but here is the biggest. Because I was striving to get where the 16th Psalm said , “I have placed the Lord always before me.” Jesus knew my struggle so as you read these verses of this very short Psalm, see that clearly, King David was putting this on God to show up and lighten his eyes to see… Shine Jesus Shine…
Which is the place to go while we wait, Sing – Yes it was my mom’s answer on those long trips, how did we enjoy the time, we sang together, I’ll be working on the railroad, A Bicycle built for two, all those greats for car rides. What was you favorite?
You see the 13th Psalm is all about singing and that’s why it is written to the Choir master…
13 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.Psalms 16: To the Choirmaster a Psalm of David