Psalm 13 is a psalm of David, known as the sweet singer of Israel, also as king. David was a man of God who on the way suffered many afflictions, which are expressed in many of his psalms. The good thing about us having the opportunity to read these writings is that we can witness how those men went through difficult times, and in that way we can understand that the trials are one of the marks of a man of God. I remember a quote by Paul Washer that says: “A mature man of God will be broken into a thousand pieces.”
David begins this psalm in the following way:
1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,