Daily Devotions


Day 47

"I am weary with my groaning..."

Day 47 – Psalm 6

“I am weary with my groaning…” Psalm 6:6


David was not just struggling with his feelings. He was also struggling with enemies. This was a dual reality that wore him down considerably!

“I am weary with my groaning; all night I make my bed swim;
I drench my couch with my tears.
My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of my enemies.”
Psalm 6:6-7

1. The toll on David by his own admission

a) He had become weary.
b) He groaned much.
c) He wept copious tears “all night” (Note the moving way he described how he felt).
d) His eye seemed to have wasted away and become old because of severe grief felt
(Note the description of David when he was anointed by Samuel to be the next king of Israel… “Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking.” 1 Samuel 16:12).

2. Possible causes

a) David confessed to his fear of having angered God (Psalm 6:1)
[We are not told why David feared he had angered God in Psalm 6. However we may make the following guesses.]
i) He could have been filled with terrible pride in his military prowess.
ii) He could have shed excessive blood in battle.
iii) He could have trusted in himself rather than God.

These sins could have adversely affected David’s relationship with God! He would not have consulted much with God if he were to be so full of himself- especially when people were singing about how he had “slain his ten thousands” (1 Samuel 18:7)!

b) The enemies of David
i) These could be enemies of the state.
ii) These could be personal enemies.

These enemies were cunning and wicked enough to seize any advantage they could gain. They would certainly add terrible fears to his already troubled mind.