Psalm 13 - Waiting on the Lord

Posted On: May 14, 2021   |   Posted By: Happy Catholic

Psalm 13 - Waiting on the Lord

Though the plot of the enemies lasts a very long time, do not lose heart, as though God had forgotten you, but call on the Lord, singing Psalm 13.
Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms These days it is easy to lose heart and feel as if nothing will ever change. We're a year into the Covid-19 pandemic with contentious political division and everyone arguing ferociously at the drop of a hat. I especially think of this line from verse 2: "How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?" I like how the psalmist thanks God at the end, before his prayer has been answered. Such is his trust. Psalm 13 in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry 13:5. Trusting in God's Steadfast Love
A Hope-Filled Soul. St. John Chrysostom: Do you see a hope-filled soul? He asked, and before receiving he gives thanks as though having received, sings praise to God and achieves all that had been anticipated. Commentary on the Psalms Psalms 1-50 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) Clearly,...

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