A reflection on Psalm 13

I was reading Psalm 13 today and it was a real encouragement to me. It was as if God was reminding me (again) that He is to be trusted, He is my joy, and I can sing praises to Him regardless of what is going on presently in my life.

My dear sisters in Christ I know there are many of you that are presently struggling with prodigal children. There are many of you struggling with marriages on the verge of breaking up. There are many of you in difficult circumstances who fully understand the words of David when he cries out,

"How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart all the day?" (vs 1-2)
May I encourage you to not forget that God hears the cries of your heart. He hears the prayers that you find difficult to even utter.

Remember dear daughters of the King, He has not forgotten you. Even in the midst of your hardest days you can say along with David,

"But I have trusted in Your loving kindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me."(vs 5-6)
My Father in heaven, I lift up my sisters in Christ who are currently struggling with circumstances that seem impossible. Help them to see and know that nothing is impossible with You. Help them understand that You are answering their prayers, even if they don't "see" evidence of it. Father may their hearts stay focused on You, may they know and rest in Your loving kindness. May their hearts rejoice, not because of the trials of life, but because You are with them, You are sovereign and You alone are in control. Lift their hearts so that they can sing praises to You...even now Lord Jesus comfort them with Your Spirit.


  1. Your timing is always like a fresh drink of water on a dry day. Thank you Sharon for sharing from your heart. As I walk this road I have good days and days where I think we have taken steps so far back that we are right at square one again.

    We will stand strong and never let go of God's promises and His everlasting arms.

    I am so glad we met. You are such an encourager in my life! I am passing this along to a couple of dear friends who need to read this.

  2. I was sent to your site by Ginger and I'm glad I was. You speak to a circumstance we are now walking through. I am so thankful for KNOWING that my God is faithful, that my God does not allow anything in my life for naught, and that my God knows the end from the beginning. We see just one tiny piece but He sees the entire tapestry of our lives, all interwoven with others.

  3. Yes and Yes...

    our oldest daughter just left her husband.. and they have a 1 year old... it's been coming on since the day they got married. But it is heart breaking....

    Then, there are the prodigals...which keeps me on my knees....

    But I know, that nothing is impossible with God.. so therefore, I will not stop praying until I take my last breath..

    what a beautiful post...
    and such a beautiful prayer....

    thank you...

  4. Thank you for this reminder that God is just as long suffering, if not more, than we are when our loved ones aren't walking in the full counsel of God. After so many years I have at times fainted, become depressed, and cried myself to sleep waiting for Him to answer my deepest desires, pleas, and prayers. It is a lonesome burden I carry not being able to express all that is troubling. And I have paid the price of judgments while I remind silent because to do so would expose someone I love. The one thing that keeps me from falling face long into a pool of regret is knowing Christ is there. He is my one hope who keeps me balanced when I cannot stand by myself.

    Thank you for this posted prayer. Today your love lifted me as you sweetly phrased to our Father, "I lift my sisters in Christ...."

    May you find a double blessing in return coming your way.

  5. This is such a beautiful, comforting thought. To know that He hears makes all the difference. To sense His caring and love and know that He is in control gives such hope.
    Beautiful Sharon.


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