Waiting can seem endless. How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? (Psalm 13:1)
As you wait, pray with expectant hope. Consider and answer me, O Lord, my God . . . I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation (Psalm 13:3-5).
The psalmist wrote this: By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life (Psalm 42:8)
Yet he struggled with despair: I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me (Psalm 42:9)?”
Even those who know God’s love need encouragement to pray with hope.