Have you ever struggled with the psalms that call on God to destroy the enemy? They call God to literally wipe him and his descendants off the face of the earth… etc. I sure have. When we understand David’s life. we understand them. In this psalm we can find an explanation for that whole spirit. It’s David’s complete venting of a bruised and bleeding heart before God, and God alone. He pleads repeatedly for God to judge. Actually, it’s the emotional side of Romans 14, where Paul says for us to love our enemies and do good for them and then says vengeance is God’s and no one else’s. If you try to take your own, God will not intercede for you. But if you refuse to strike back, like David did with Saul, God will intercede and fight for you. Thus, David says something like, “God I’m not going to retaliate when
attacked, criticized or mocked, etc.. I am going to cry to you and pour out my hurt and desires to strike back. But I’m not going to hit back with your help. Then he concludes with “If I am in the right, you will take care of it all. If I’m not, I need to learn by my mistake.”
David says to God, “you have stored my tears in your bottle and counted each one of them.”NLT “You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.”TM I know you care for me and will take care of me! You always have in the past, and you always will in the future. I know that although I can’t imagine it now, there will be a day when I will say, “God, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart. You pulled me from the brink of death, my feet from the cliff-edge of doom. Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life.”TM Do it for me today, Lord!