Ever feel like God's no longer listening to you? Ever feel like God sees but doesn't want to respond to your needs? I've been there. When I attended Seminary, I remember a day when I was crying those very words to God in prayer. The only difference was that I wasn't actually crying, I was upset with God. I was protesting, and yelling at the top of my lungs because I felt abandoned by God.
To be honest, today, I don't even remember the circumstances, but I'm no longer yelling. Whatever I was praying/whining about has passed. But you know what hasn't passed, God's faithfulness.
In Psalms 13, the Psalmist is crying out to God because he feels God as distant. He asks, "How Long," four times. He feels God is absent. But he does one thing in verse 5 that settles everything. He commits to trust God and sing to the LORD in spite of how he feels.
Do you feel like God's abandoned you, and doesn't care for you? God does care, and whatever you're crying about now will be a thing of the past. What won't pass is his love for you. Be encouraged today. God still cares, and He's is always listening.
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.