In Psalm 13, David is crying out to the Lord in anguish. He cannot feel God’s presence. His heart is overwhelmed with sorrow and torment. You can sense the desperation in his voice. He’s being honest with God about his feelings.
God invites all of us into that same honest and genuine relationship. But, it is important to see that David doesn’t let his emotions determine his response. David keeps praying until he remembers and declares over his own soul what he knows to be true.
He says, “But I trust in your unfailing love and my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise for He has been good to me.”
With the blood of God’s only Son, our sins were paid for and bought on the Cross. When we remember what God has given us — His grace, His love, His sacrifice — we can’t help but rejoice!
David prays until a song of praise erupts from his mouth. “For he has been good to me!” If God didn’t do anything else for us, He would still be worthy of our worship.
That does not mean things always go as we plan, that we won’t face opposition or conflict, or that our hearts won’t break. But, we can trust that God has not abandoned us, that His promises are good, and that He is who He says He is.