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Why did God hide his face from David? (30:7)

Why did God hide his face from David? (Psalm 30:7)

Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.

Psalms 30:7

ESV - 7 By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the reference in this psalm is to David having incurred God's anger by pridefully ordering a census to be taken of Israel, against the advice of his army commander Joab (as recounted in 2 Samuel 24). As a result, God sent three days of pestilence on the land that killed 70,000 people.

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