Psalm 13 is an amazing tribute to our struggles in a world marinaded in evil.
“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?”
Of course, if atheists don’t get what they want, on demand, or if they have to struggle a bit with difficult thoughts or situations, they “logically” conclude on the basis of having to struggle that God does not exist.
David, a “man after God’s own heart,” knows that there can be no such illogical line of thinking. Rather than denying Creator God’s existence, David struggles with the knowledge that evil cannot exist without the permission of Creator God. He stands in the dark with fearful acceptance that God, Lord of lords and King of kings allows people and nations to revel in their evil, storing up wrath for themselves until their wickedness reaches a level that warrants their destruction. Like someone setting a trap, watching, waiting for the prey to stalk deeper and deeper until SNAP! It’s too late.
They’ve gotten exactly what they deserved. More than that, exactly what they wanted.
That’s the journey of atheism:
. Create a world-view of utter hopelessness
. Reject the only offer of hope, goodness and love
. Experience the utter hopelessness you longed to create
. Curse the God you deny for allowing you to get what you wanted all your life.