Psalms 89:46

46 How long do we put up with this, God? Are you gone for good? Will you hold this grudge forever?

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 You robbed him of his splendor, humiliated this warrior, ground his kingly honor in the dirt.
45 You took the best years of his life and left him an impotent, ruined husk.
46 How long do we put up with this, God? Are you gone for good? Will you hold this grudge forever?
47 Remember my sorrow and how short life is. Did you create men and women for nothing but this?
48 We'll see death soon enough. Everyone does. And there's no back door out of hell.