1-2: The Complaint
God has forgotten
God only forgets when His law has been forgotten (Hosea 4)
Deuteronomy 4:31 31 "For the LORD your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
God is hiding
In the scriptures, God threatens to hide His face from those who practice evil deeds. David knows how to prevent God from hiding His face, and He knows how to remedy it.
I have to take counsel in my soul, because there is no one else to take counsel in!
He’s pretty sad if He has sorrow all the day.
My enemy exults
They are excited about how poorly I am doing. They think they won!
3-4: The Prayer
Think about my complaints and then answer them
Enlighten my eyes
Don’t let me die!
Don’t let my enemies rejoice when I am shaken.
He who is righteous won’t be shaken (Psalm 15, 55, 126, 10)
5-6: The Praise
I have trusted
You are faithful. I’ll believe that you won’t forget me, that You won’t hide from me or allow me to be shaken, as long as I am righteous.
I will rejoice
I will praise and rejoice because You will save me.
I will sing
You have dealt kindly with me
You’ve given me better than I deserve:
You remember me
You are friends with me
You speak to me and I to you
You give me joy
You avenge me on my enemies
You give me life
Thank you for the assurance that You have not forgotten us, for the promise that, if we seek You, we will find You, and for Your gift of eternal life. Be with us every day to counsel us and cheer us and to lift us up so that the wicked won’t exult over us. We know that, if we are righteous, You will not allow us to be shaken, and if we remember Your law, You will remember us. We praise You for Your faithfulness and Your mercy. Thank You for all Your kindness!