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