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When the Darkness Doesn’t Lift


In this psalm, we see the psalmist grappling with the tension between their faith in God’s past faithfulness and their present experience of defeat and suffering. It highlights the reality that there are times in history and in individual lives when it may seem as though God is distant or not actively intervening on behalf of His people.

The big idea of this psalm is that there are times in history and in life when it seems like God is not helping His people. In times like these, faithfulness to God doesn’t always bring worldly achievement, but it is successful in the eyes of God.