Psalm 13:1–6 (nlt)
O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die. Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall. But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.
How long Lord, will it feel like you’ve forgotten me? How long will it look like you have looked the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will it feel like the enemy has the upper hand? Please hear and answer me, Lord. Lighten my eyes, restore the sparkle, let me behold your face in the darkness, unless I give up. Don’t let my enemies say, “We have defeated him.” Don’t let them rejoice, don’t let me be a notch on their belt.
Lord, I will trust in your unfailing love, I will. I will choose to rejoice in you, because you have rescued me. I will sing, I will choose to sing, I will force myself to sing to you Lord. Because you are good, and you are so good to me! You have always been good to me Lord, and you will always be. Praise your great & mighty name, forever, amen.