Psalms 88:13

13 I'm standing my ground, God, shouting for help, at my prayers every morning, on my knees each daybreak.

Psalms 88:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 88:13

But unto thee have I cried, O Lord
Formerly, and had been heard, answered, and relieved, and which was an encouragement to cry again to him in his distress; Christ was always heard, ( John 11:42 ) , or, now, in his present case, yet was not heard, at least not immediately answered; which was the case of the Messiah, when forsaken by his God and Father, ( Psalms 22:1 Psalms 22:2 ) , yet still determines to continue praying, as follows:

and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee;
not before the Lord is awake, and can hear; for he neither slumbers nor sleeps, and he always hears: but the meaning is, that he would pray before he entered upon another business; this should be the first thing in the morning he would do, and this he would do before others did, or he himself used to do; before the usual time of morning prayer; signifying, he would pray to him very early, which is expressive of his vehemency, fervency, and importunity and earnestness, and what a sense he had of his case, and of his need of divine help: so Christ rose early in the morning, a great while before day, to pray, ( Mark 1:35 ) . (See Gill on Psalms 5:4).

Psalms 88:13 In-Context

11 Does your love make any difference in a graveyard? Is your faithful presence noticed in the corridors of hell?
12 Are your marvelous wonders ever seen in the dark, your righteous ways noticed in the Land of No Memory?
13 I'm standing my ground, God, shouting for help, at my prayers every morning, on my knees each daybreak.
14 Why, God, do you turn a deaf ear? Why do you make yourself scarce?
15 For as long as I remember I've been hurting; I've taken the worst you can hand out, and I've had it.