My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.My eyes fail looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me? Though I am like a wine skin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. How long must your servant wait?
Sometimes people will tell you that if you are not hearing, feeling, or seeing God in some way, you are doing something wrong, or keep seeking and He will show you.
Does the writer of this Psalm sound like they aren’t trying hard enough to seek the Lord? Their soul is fainting, their eyes failing….clearly they are being faithful in their seeking of the Lord.
So why hasn’t he gotten his answer? Will he ever get it?
Perhaps, perhaps not. Sometimes the Lord is just teaching you through a process. He may not answer that question. He may seem silent, He won’t always feel close!
Don’t let someone tell you that you are doing something wrong if God seems silent in your life. If you are pursuing Him, pouring over the word, talking to Him, you’re doing all God asks for.
You can be frustrated with silence, the unanswered questions. Don’t be frustrated with yourself, because you are not in control of God, only your own faith.
So respond with with , “not forgetting his decrees”, “putting your hope in the word”, and “continuing to seek Him” no matter how long it takes.