Psalms 89:46

46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psalms 89:46 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:46

How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself? for ever?
&c.] When God hides his face front his people, though it is but for a little while, it seems long, and a kind of an eternity to them; and so it seemed to the man Christ Jesus; and indeed what he endured, when his Father hid his face from him, was of the same kind with an eternal absence; see ( Psalms 13:1 ) ( 22:1 ) ,

shall thy wrath burn like fire?
it did so when Christ bore the sins of his people, and all the punishment due unto them; when his strength was dried up like a potsherd; when he, the antitype of the passover lamb roasted with fire, was sacrificed for us; all which is entirely consistent with God's everlasting and invariable love to him, as his own Son. (See Gill on Psalms 89:38).

Psalms 89:46 In-Context

44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.