Saturday, 26 March 2011

Psalms Challenge, Psalm 13

How Long, O Lord?
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
13:1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

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3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

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This psalm looks a lot like psalm 10. The last verse shows David's trust and love. He praises the Lord.
And the other verses don't show hatred, but despair and sadness.

The verses from Psalm 13 are contributed to Robert's new Psalms Challenge meme at Daily Athens. To read more psalms click on Robert


Dina said...

I have no idea how to illustrate this Psalm, but you found a perfectly beautiful and convincing way, Wil.

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, some of the psalms do seem to show despair and sorrow. lovely illos.

Regina said...

Beautiful blooms and wonderful Psalms!
He alone listens!

Kay said...

I love your header photo, Wil. The photo of the snow laden tulips is amazing!

Vicki Lane said...

Perfect pictures to illustrate the psalm. Responsive reading of the psalms at evening prayer was always one of my favorite parts of churchgoing.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful pictures to this psalm! I also like your header photo very much:-)
Have a happy sunday!

Inger-M said...

Your pictures go very nicely with this psalm!
I hope the tulips survived that coat of snow!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! The snow laden tulips is lovely.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see life return after the cold of winter. Thank you very much for your kind participation !

Please have a wonderful start into the new week and please join again soon.

daily athens

Janice Thomson said...

These were perfect photos Wil! Well done.

Sara said...

I like the contrast in the two photos. Flowers folded tightly against the cold snow, and flowers blooming freely in the warmth.... Beautifully done!

MarieElizabeth said...

I can relate to your snow covered flowers and wonder how long with this winter keep going? It is time to see the light again!