Sometimes we say that God forgot us, but it is not like that, because God is closer than we think. He does not leave us alone, He is always there to help us.
Remember something very important, there will come times when we will have trials proofs, and these trials will produce in our hearts afflictions where we will say where are you God?
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
These things happen, this expression of David, was because he was distressed at that moment, and that is why he expressed himself in this way. He asked the Lord, that, if He was going to abandon him, but let’s not forget something important, God acts under His sovereign will and does it for a purpose.
We only should ask to Him, even if those moments of despair come, those moments are really difficult, we get tired saying “God, you forgot me, come to my help because I am very distressed”.
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
These are more of the words we use when we are afflicted: “answer me, do not forsake me, do not turn away from me your face Lord, I need you, I can not anymore”. Do you believe that God is far from you? Do you think He does not help you? God never leaves you alone, nor forsakes you, but is closer to what you believe and arrives at the moment you least expect.
If God were not by your side, would you be alive? He is the one who protects you, the one who takes you out of anguish, restores you and overcomes all the obstacles in the middle of your path. Trust in God, cry out to Him and do not be dismayed because He is with you in the midst of your cry.
Prayer for help in the midst of affliction
“How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?” Psalm 13:1
Words of despair from a man who usually was closer to the Lord God, as David generally was, surely are pronounced in time of a nervous breakdown, maybe as a result of the anguish he felt when persecuted by king Saul, was fleeing from him, hidden in caves, surrounded by his soldiers, but the Lord never forgot him.
David was assisted by other men and they got what they needed to resist Saul, and he escaped from him, as we read in 1 Samuel book.
The Lord God was with David, He never forsook him.
But it is true that sometimes, we feel as if the Lord has forsaken us. We pray and he does not answer us. We must wait on him, without leaving prayer. The Lord is present, he does not forget his people.
It is necessary to be faithful to the Lord, he loves us, Jesus is our mediator, he prays to the Father to keep us.
As he said to Joshua “I will not fail you, nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5)
Joshua was faithful to the Lord, as he testified to people. He said: “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15)
May we be faithful to the Lord and He will not forget us, nor will he forsake us.