POC Blog

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How Long O Lord?

Psalm 13 The appropraite response of a believer, who knows the justice and righteousness of God will be made known and prevail will call out to him "How Long, O Lord..." How long shall we be in this situation, how long will we grievein sorrow, how long shall enemies be over the world? Even in such times when the heavens seem silent, times as the Puritan's would call "God's dessertions" - even in such times, the Psalmist's example is to trust...Trust in God's character (steadfast love, sing in his salvation) He will sing to His Lord - because he has dealt bountifully with me. How then does one sing in the bounties of the Lord - even in the midst of sorrow and feelings of longing before God? The Blessings of the glorious one extend to the soul are beyond this world - they are spiritual blessings in the Heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3) extended by grace to God's children in this world - yes, even in the midst of sorrow.