Prayer asking for help in the affliction

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,

Psalm 13:1-3

There are Christians who think that one should never express oneself in this way, but it is not so, several men of God did it in their time: Jeremiah, Elijah, Job, among many others. Even, Christ said on the cross: Father Father, why have you forsaken me? And of course, David was no exception, every time he had the opportunity to express his pain through these songs he did it.

Even though David wrote in this way, it was clear that God had not abandoned him, because, in Psalm 23, he says: “The Lord is my shepherd, I will lack nothing.” In Psalm 27 he says: “The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?” Brothers, the Bible commands us to open our hearts to God, to present ourselves before Him with a sincere heart and we must overcome arrogance and do it every morning, every moment of our lives.

In verse three we can also see those moments when we think that God is slow to respond, but the truth is that God does not delay, but He acts at the precise moment and we must ask for patience to know how to wait on Him.

David ends this Psalm by saying:

4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13:4-6

In these verses we can see David’s confidence in God, for he says: “I have trusted in your mercy, my heart will rejoice in your salvation”. And ends with these sweet words: “I will sing to the Lord, because He has done me good.” Brothers, Christ has done us good and that is enough for us to glorify His Holy Name every day.

The eagerness and the anxiety
God is love

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14 comments on “Prayer asking for help in the affliction

    1. Yes His mercy endureth forever and ever. Bless us today with you Blessings Financially, Health and Spiritually in Jesus Name. Amen.

  1. When I think in the Lord Jesus and that what he has done for me, I find out how much I need him and say:
    Thank you my Lord

  2. Thank you Jesus for another day and everything you have done for me please heal me of all of my health problems in your name i pray Amen.

  3. Yes the Lord is my helper he watches over me with out him I could do nothing Lord i need you healing hand on me. Amen

  4. Trust in God amd wait. His timing may not be our timing, but His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways higher than ours. Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. But in all of your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Shalom Aleichem

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