6 When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches,
7 For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek my life to destroy it,
Will go into the depths of the earth.
10 They will be delivered over to the power of the sword;
They will be a prey for foxes.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him will glory,
For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
Examine / Explain
Continuing in this Psalm of David, he begins to find satisfaction in God. After thirsting and longing for God, David remembers Him in the night. When lying in bed, the day’s thoughts plagued his mind, and he remembered God. He can find moments of God’s protection. The cover of God over him. He thinks of the moments when he pursued righteousness while his enemy pursued him. The enemy wants to dig and expose him as something less than being God’s servant. David is locked into being fully committed to God. And nothing will change that in his life.
How do I apply this to my life?
What do I remember when I thirst and feel like I’m in the wilderness? Does my mind find moments of protection? Do I lie awake in my bed searching for what God has done? Do I even notice the enemy at my gates wanting to destroy me? The enemy wants to dig up all those memories when I fail and fall short of God’s glory being displayed in my life. Here is the thing. I’m always failing and falling short. But God! His richness of mercy and grace has covered me like the wing of an eagle. My position in Christ has imputed righteousness upon me. Did David understand what it was going to be like once Jesus came? Did comprehend salvation and an indwelling of the Holy Spirit? He had a limitation of not being sealed by the Holy Spirit but could only experience the coming and going of God when He deemed it. I can allow the Holy Spirit to work through me in those tough situations that keep me up at night and bring to mind those moments when God displayed his might in my life. Or, I can focus on the situation and try solving the issue under my strength. This falls back to a question I have struggled with for a long time. Do I trust God? What do I believe about Him? I can see His protection when I look back on life. But how often do I look back? What would it take to see that protection in current situations? Maybe I do think about Him, and yet I still worry I will fail in the moment that I won’t measure up to something.
What is my response?
Father, do I swear by You? Am I fully committed in every area of my life to following You? I know I will falter and fail because I am human, but am I at least pursuing you with everything I have? Where are my reservations? What is keeping back? Where do I not trust You? Why do I not trust You? How do I change it? I want to remember You and Your goodness. I want to see every moment You are with me. I want not to be so self-focused. I want to be eternally minded-at all times. I want to live for You. Amen