The psalmists are not afraid to confront God openly and honestly, their words expressing the full range of human emotion. Thousands of years after they were first written, the psalms can still help you find your voice and put words on your prayer, your thoughts and emotions. And they provide reassurance that it is safe to do so with God: for all the limitations of their all-too-human God, the God they know is an accessible God. He can be trusted to hear your anger, your fear, your bewilderment and most importantly, he can be trusted to stay with you, no matter what emotion you bring to him . . .
Psalm 13 expresses anger in the midst of trust. Read it below. Use it as your own prayer. Trust in the God who hears your anger and who welcomes your honesty.
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy prevail over me?
Look, answer me, LORD my God!
Give light to my eyes lest I fall asleep in death;
lest my enemy say, “I have overcome him”;
lest my foes rejoice when they see me fall.
As for me, I trust in your merciful love.
Let my heart rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD who has been bountiful with me.
I will sing psalms to the name of the LORD Most High
More psalms for you?