“How Long, Lord?”

Have you ever called out to God and received no response? Have you felt as though God has turned a deaf ear toward you? King David of Israel did. In Psalm 13 David recorded his intense frustration with God’s silence during a time of deep need and gave us a model of prayer to follow when we feel abandoned by God. When we, like David, are faced with what seems to be unresponsive silence from God we should follow David’s example: pour out to God the details of the problem; pray, asking Him for a response; and praise Him for Who He Is, despite how we feel in the midst of our circumstances. God has a purpose for everything, even what appears to be His silence.