As David is dealing with his enemies, it would seem that they have the advantage and David is quite discouraged as we read in our Psalms today:
Psa 13:2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
Just like us, when we are dealing with conflicts, it can be very disheartening. If we have ever had a conflict with someone at work, or a spouse, or in David’s case; an enemy, the entire episode hijacks all of our emotions. It seems like it is the one thing that is always in the back of our minds, and we feel like David did…having a soul full of anguish and sorrow. Some conflicts are so severe that it invades our dreams.
These turmoils that David is going through and the one’s that we likely go through as well, demonstrate how much we need God. David is crying out to God right now, and we should do the same when we are struggling. Instead of always trying to fix things or gain the advantage when we are fighting with someone else, we should first pray for God’s wisdom to guide us through the darkness.
As Proverbs says, the beginning of wisdom is fear of The Lord, when use that mandate to guide all our actions, knowing that God is always watching, we’ll be much happier with the results, and get a sense of peace that is found exclusively through God.