This was the Psalm my heart needed to marinate in this morning, set to music by Shane & Shane. I know it will be good for you, too. You’ll just need 10 minutes. Play the song below, and read the text as you listen. Before you begin, ask the Lord to give you what your heart needs today.
Psalm 13—How Long, O Lord?—To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
1. What stood out to you?
2. How would you summarize the message of these 6 verses in your own words?
Other artists who have blessed us with their interpretations of the Psalms are Sons of Korah, Sherri Youngward, Indelible Grace, Sandra McCracken, The Corner Room, and Wendell Kimbrough. If you know of others, please mention in the comments below.