Four times in the opening two verses of one of his psalms, David cries out, “How long, O Lord?”
“How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?”
It does sometimes feel like the unpleasant season is lasting “forever!” David lays it out: “Every day it seems like Your face is hidden, I’m trying to come up with my own escape plans, my heart is breaking, and the bad guys are taking advantage of me! O Lord, how long will You let this last?”
David turns to prayer again and again. He asks God to hear him, enlighten his eyes, and silence his enemies.
I have … I will … You have … You will!
O my soul, keep looking up. Keep crying out.