For quite some time everything had been going so well for David as the hero giant-killer, the worship leader for the king, the king's chief warrior, a member of the king's cabinet, and the king's son-in-law. But then everything unexpectedly fell apart!
David had to flee for his life; his wife stayed behind with her father, King Saul; his parents were sent to Moab; his job, his standing, and his home were all lost; and when he fled to Gath he was captured by the Philistines. Consequently, David lost any remaining sense of personal safety and started to feel frantic!
As a believer, regardless of the extent of our spiritual maturity, it's possible to reach a point so low we actually feel that everyone—even God—has abandoned us. That was David's desperate condition when he wrote Psalm 13.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...