how short my life is

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how short my life is

Psalm 89:46-52 (JDV)

Psalm 89:46 How long, Yahveh? Will you hide perpetually? Will your anger keep burning like fire?
Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my life is. Have you created all the sons of Adam for nothing?
Psalm 89:48 What courageous person can live and never see death? Who can save his throat from the power of Sheol? Selah
Psalm 89:49 Lord, where are the former acts of your covenant faithfulness that you swore to David in your reliability?
Psalm 89:50 Remember, Lord, the ridicule against your servants – in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples –
Psalm 89:51 how your enemies have ridiculed, Yahveh, how they have ridiculed every step of your anointed.
Psalm 89:52 Blessed be Yahveh permanently. Amen and amen.

how short my life is

The final appeal that ends this psalm is an appeal for God to remember how short a human being’s life is. God lives permanently and is blessed permanently, but the lives of the sons of Adam are short. Our lives are too short to allow anything to come between us and our great God. If he is angry with us, we must repent and reconcile with him. If he seems hidden and not displaying his power by answering our prayers, we must keep storming his doors, seeking his presence. Our lives are too short to just let it be.

LORD, your servants are being ridiculed. Remember us!
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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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