But I also see Jesus in this psalm.
On the cross, the Father hid his face from Jesus. But Jesus wasn’t suffering for his own sins as David did. He suffered for ours.
And while David, cried, “What gain is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit?”, there was great gain in Jesus dying for us. On the cross, he paid the price for our sins. But he didn’t stay dead. The Father brought him back up from the grave and has lifted him up, giving him the name above every other name.
And because Jesus suffered God’s wrath for a moment, now we can enjoy his favor for a lifetime…for eternity.
Because he wept, we now have joy.
So whatever you’re going through, remember the cross. Remember that because of Jesus, we have hope.
And let us sing with David:
Sing to the Lord, you his faithful ones, and praise his holy name. (4)
I will exalt you, Lord…Lord my God, I will praise you forever. (1, 12)