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How long shall I suffer?

Posted by appolus on April 21, 2022

Psa 13:2  How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?

How long shall I suffer Lord? Every day I search my heart and reason within me and yet I find nothing, only sorrow and suffering continually. David is at a loss. He has no one else to turn to. The comforts that he had known before have fled him. The good man suffers greatly in his affliction. He searches himself and tries to find remedy and yet there is none. At the very same time he knows that God is good and greatly to be praised. The knowledge of this adds to the mans sorrows for in his heart he knows it is a madness to complain before God. It goes against his spiritual DNA, and so we come to this place of crying out.  God hears your cries.

Brothers and sisters. Are you in this place? Have you been in this place? It is like a certain spiritual death where sleep may overwhelm us. David cries out to God to consider him and bring light to his eyes. A certain kind of malaise, a melancholy has insidiously crept in. And now he cries out for light. He reminds himself that he has trusted in the mercy of God. He remembers how the Lord, in all of his ways, has dealt bountifully with him and this causes him to sing unto the Lord. Trust in the Lord your God brothers and sisters. Cry out to Him, do not remain silent. Remind yourself of how far the Lord has brought you and how much grace and mercy He has given to you. I cannot say how much longer you may suffer, but we know this. We know that no one suffered more than our Lord and that He also felt the despair of being seemingly abandoned. Rejoice in your salvation today, for the Saviour of your soul knows and sees your suffering. He committed His Spirit into the hands of His Father, you do the same.

3 Responses to “How long shall I suffer?”

  1. Anonymous said


  2. Rebecca said

    Your message was a needed reminder … I am thinking about Joseph who did not deserve the pit nor the Egyptian prison. It seems to me when I have a spiritual success a test of faith comes soon after. Anger with harsh words that cut deep … rejection that makes no sense … only a true friend is given the ability to cause such hurt.

    I am now reminded Jesus said this will come to be watchful and alert. I should be prepared and watchful but it came from someone who I gave my heart to … one who I have shared sweet times with. I was blindsided and shocked. At the same time I see her pain and suffering. I know she is feeling pain and in need of restoration too . I pray for her. Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light and his goal being to cause chaos and destruction through deceitful spirits. I see this happening in friendships,marriages, family members who are being deceived and then torn apart. Trust and love thrown away for nothing.

    I did not understand the false accusations and the rejection that makes no sense. But I am reminded of Jesus Who spoke of division.
    I should be prepared but I wasn’t. It hurt so bad I had physical chest pain. Not understanding the why and not understanding the lack of sound reasoning.I realize now I may never understand. But this I do know: God is faithful and He is holding me steady despite the pain. For this I am so very thankful.

    We are to pray for those who falsely accuse us. Bless them and do not retaliate. We are called to love as He loved … through it all love covers a multitude of sins. This is the path I choose.



    • appolus said

      It is certainly true that those who are closest to us can cause the greatest damage. A blow is always more damaging when you do not see it coming. God bless you sister as you continue in your walk. The path gets narrower the closer we get to God……………bro Frank

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