The power of prayer is on full display in today’s Psalms, we get quite the crescendo where David is feeling super low, until God delivers him from his enemies:
Psa 6:6 I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears.
Psa 6:7 My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
So David is definitely going through some dark times here, lots of sleepless nights and his entire emotional state has been hijacked by anxiety and depression. He can’t do much of anything but live in dread of his enemies. The Psalms takes quite a turn here at the end though, look at the confidence that David suddenly finds:
Psa 6:8 Go away, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.
Psa 6:9 The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD will answer my prayer.
Psa 6:10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified. May they suddenly turn back in shame.
Suddenly David is no longer the prey, instead his predators who are hunting him are now the prey, the tables have turned, because God answered David’s prayer. The once proud and haughty enemies are to disgraced and will retreat in shame.
This is definitely an example we can follow too, trusting in God to deliver us through the dark times like David was going through. Not sure about you, but I struggle a lot with anxiety, every week there seems like some new crisis in my life, but on the bright side, these crisis’s make us dependent on God, because we can’t get through them on our own. A good reminder to always be in communion with God through prayer like David was, because life is always gonna throw us curveballs, and we need to rely on Him to bring us through it.