This night is long
My requests play on repeat
Do you hear me? Are You answering?
I circle the same bleak scene.
My mind is tired, my spirit despaired
I try to conjure up gratitude
But none is found here
Then in the darkness, I hear His whisper in my ear.
Jump for joy, rejoice in your faith!
You’ve held onto my Hand and have not lost your way.
Through this storm, your character was born.
Be encouraged for my joy comes in the morn!
“O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.” Psalm 13