David can’t sleep and he is asking God to vindicate him. He feels helpless, needs spiritual healing, and has little hope.
David is feeling a lot of despair, isn’t he? We have certainly all been there. Maybe you are there today.
Through his hopelessness, David suddenly reminds God that He loves him. And then he goes right back to talking about his sorrows. Then abruptly, his spirit seems to be boosted, and he switches gears again, telling his enemies that God hears his prayers and tears and that they will be put to shame.
I love the confidence that David has in God’s ability to intervene on his behalf. That kind of confidence comes from having an up close and personal relationship with God, not from a distance as an observer, but one where God and David walk along the path of life in unity. We can have that same confidence and that same relationship simply by putting all of our trust in the Lord. Then we will walk securely, and find the sweet peace of sleep.
Source: The Psalms Project
Psalm 6 – ESV Translation
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—how long?
4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
in Sheol who will give you praise?
6 I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.