Oh, that God would listen to me!
I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
but my soul was not comforted.
overwhelmed with longing for his help.
I am too distressed even to pray!
long since ended,
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Will he never again be kind to me?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.