A Song for Times of Crisis

Artwork for Songs for All Seasons from the Psalms

Who hasn’t felt alone and abandoned? Who cannot remember times when God seemed far away? Who doesn’t understand when a friend suffers a “panic attack”? Who hasn’t asked, “O Lord, how long?” If those four questions strike a note of relevance, you’ll have no difficulty identifying with David’s feelings as he composed Psalm 13. Appropriately identified by serious students of the Psalms as a psalm of lament, it was conceived in the womb of woe. But, as we shall see, all was not lost. The psalmist may have begun on his face, but he wound up on his feet. Let’s find out what made the difference.