From Sighing to Singing
Dr. Rocco Badenhorst
Psalm 13: 1-6
This Psalm is divided in three parts:
Verses 1 and 2 are where David the Psalmist complains and sighs.
Verses 3 and 4 are where he prays...
Verses 5 and 6 is a time of praising God for the answers.
How long Oh Lord must I go through, the problems I am going through?
This Psalm was written during a very dark period of David's life. We are inclined to think that the future King of Israel had it all together. Do not forget that he was called a man after the heart of God.
The same man that slew a giant was running for his life away from Saul -- Saul was envious and full of evil spirits.
David was divinely chosen of God to be the next King of Israel. A King for Israel was not the perfect will of God, because He wanted to be their King forever.
David had to endure hardship and training to be a King.
We are also going through hard times sometimes to reign and rule with Christ; we are in training for reigning.
Job 23: 10 says, "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
Heb 12: 5 we are told not to despise the chastening of the Lord.
Many folk give up when things do not work out for them.
There is a saying that goes like this, "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going"
Running the good race takes perseverance; the world out there without Christ has this to say...
THEY NO LONGER HOPE FOR THE BEST, THEY JUST HOPE TO AVOID THE WORST.
Verse 3 and 4
At this point David stopped complaining and started praying. A very good place to start.
IF YOUR TROUBLES ARE DEEP SEATED AND LONG STANDING --TRY KNEEELING.
He took his eyes of himself and fastened them on God; he saw that compared to God, his troubles did not look so big.
If this world can learn to pray, troubles will melt away.
We sing, "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of the earth will grow s ...
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