Everyone goes through a season of darkness in their life. For many it may seem like one bad season after another. Sometimes it can seem so hopeless that we just want to give up and we may even believe that even God has forgotten us. In Psalm 13, David asks these questions of God:
“How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and
day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?”
David wants to understand. He wants God to explain it to him, but he also knows that he may never understand in his lifetime. David also understands what he must do and that is to wait on God. In the last two verses of that Psalm, he states clearly what he needs to do, when he writes:
“But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation
I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”
In this sermon from Romans 8, we see that Paul wants the church to know that in those seasons of darkness, that we all face, that God never forgets His people and that His love never fails.