For the director of music. A psalm of David.
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.
My thoughts and prayers are still very much with the Chapmans and my friends who lost their sweet Audrey back in November. I read this Psalm and see that even David questioned God and asked Him..."are you still there?"
But the last two verses are what gives me peace and comfort. As a Christ follower I do trust His unfailing love and KNOW that HE wants good for us. I am still trusting Him to comfort those who hurt, for parents who don't understand why their child is no longer on this earth and for brothers and sisters who miss their sister.
Dear God give comfort and peace in the midst of this storm. Grant these families moments of joy and glimpses of your grace. Allow them to witness the good and purpose in this tragedy. Lord, give them hope. And most of all, strength to make it through one more day. amen