Psalm 13:5 – Verse of the Day 7/9/14
At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? If someone were going to write down your last words, what would you want them to be?
Many people who study the Bible think that David may have written this psalm when he was on his deathbed (on the basis of verse 3, “Look on me and answer, O Lord My God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death”). If that is true, then the last words that David spoke emphasize the hope that comes from placing our trust in God. As David approached death, he cried out to God and reminded himself of God’s faithful character and acts of salvation.
The Bible consistently teaches by both example and command that it is healthy to cry out to God in the midst of difficult circumstances. The important distinction is that the Bible teaches us to cry out “to” God and not “at” God. As you pray, lay your troubles and concerns before the Lord, trust in His steadfast love, and rejoice in your salvation.