How Long, O Lord?
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?
a How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;
b Enlighten my eyes,
c Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest my enemy say,
"I have prevailed against him";
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Why do You hide Your face, And regard me as Your enemy?
How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
1 Samuel 14:29
But Jonathan said, "My father has troubled the land. Look now, how my countenance has brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
And now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.
To bring back his soul from the Pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
In their excitement I will prepare their feasts; I will make them drunk, That they may rejoice, And sleep a perpetual sleep And not awake," says the LORD.