There is a song that says, “I am not forgotten, God knows my name.” Sometimes we need a song to remind us in our night seasons and valley experiences that God promises never to leave us or forsake us. He knew us from before we were born. Therefore, it’s when we are going through the valley of the shadow of death we shall not fear any evil because He is with us and His rod and staff will comfort us. The Holy Spirit — the comforter, and His Word which is a lamp to our feet and a light unto our path.

David and Jesus both felt forsaken so they asked the Lord, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34) but they both knew differently. In Psalm 13 David, like most of his Psalms, felt the pressures and struggles of life, where his enemies seemed to be striving and prospering, but even though he felt forsaken and forgotten he asked God a series of questions, like most of us do from time to time, “How long will you forget me? How long will you look the other way? How long will I be in anguish?” But God doesn’t want us to ask questions, He wants us to repent of our wrongs or sins and trust Him so that He can restore us. How long you wait to do this is up to you. If you keep murmuring and complaining instead of repenting, praising and thanking then you will be forgotten; murmuring and complaining can destroy you (1 Corinthians 10:10).

David was a man after God’s own heart, he knew which buttons to press to get God’s attention in verses 5-6 in Psalm 13. He said, “I have trusted in your mercy, my heart shall rejoice in your salvation, I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me.” Does that sound like a man who doubts God? Not to me. Yes, he was impatient, but his hope, trust, and confidence was in God because he had experienced God’s grace, mercy, love and compassion time after time. This is why in his writings or memoirs, David didn’t depend on anyone to uplift him, He said, “I will encourage myself in the Lord.” – 1 Samuel 30:6 At another time he said, “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2

When it seems like all hell is breaking loose and your back is against the wall don’t look at yourself and its weaknesses look at your God, His power and might that takes over when you are weak.

Our agony and pain, in what looks like defeat and failure, will turn to joy when we look and cry out to God, the only One who never leaves us, never forsakes us and never abandons us; even though we abandon Him.

If you seek to know God or desire His compassion and care then visit the salvation page to pray the salvation prayer.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

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