I wrote the verses to this song (video at the end of this post) some time ago. I found Psalm 13 in the midst of constructing this song and that is where the chorus and bridge/ending came about. I have written honestly about feeling alone and wondering where God is in times of darkness. At the same time I deeply desire that God be glorified.
Read the words of this Psalm and see how David runs to God for his foundation when all seems lost. Whatever path we walk, may we choose as David did to trust in God’s mercy and rejoice in His salvation. He will never leave or forsake us.
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and hear me, O LORD my God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed against him;” lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
He is All-Powerful God. He could bring us up and out of our difficulties in an instant. It is not easy to reconcile when He allows us to walk through the dark valleys, but here He lovingly displays His mercy in rescuing us from dependence on anything that we may value or lean on above Him. Our brokenness forces us to walk in His strength. We need not despair when we come to the end of our own resources, we need only to know that wheat remains is eternal. He hears our cries and draws us nearer to Him. God knows that our only hope of peace is our total dependence on Him. He in His wisdom allows for us to come to that conclusion – leading us to the abundant life He came to give.