How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God! Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”; my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
But I trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
I took this picture at Lake Norman in Davidson, NC. This was the end of one of the most stunning sunsets that I have ever seen. I remember watching it and feeling that the tone of the sunset had changed not only in the color but in the feeling of it. It felt more bleak and it was almost like as the color turned more and more red, that the sunset was dying as night approached. I heard this in the words of the Psalm here as well – there is hope at the end, but it feels more of a future hope, not a present one. The present one is lamenting to the Lord about where the Lord was at that time. But yet the light continues to shine.