Most people agree that while the world should be fair, it’s not.
In Psalm 6, David acts as a petitioner. He tells God what he needs and makes his case for why God should grant his request. David’s desperate petition serves as a model for our petitionary prayers.
Kindness is sometimes portrayed as a superficial quality or second-rate Christian virtue. This stands in stark contrast to Scripture, which reiterates over and again that kindness is virtue of God, a fruit of the Spirit, and a powerful force.
In Psalm 5, David wakes up with a groan. Enemies are all around him, doing whatever they can to discourage him. Yet David takes his groans to God and by the end of the Psalm, the groans turn to songs of joyful praise.
David wrote this Psalm in a “the sky is falling” moment. Voices all around were telling him that everything was coming unhinged. But God’s people do not join Chicken Little’s hysterical parade.
While the Psalm does not explain suffering, it does assure us that God hears, sustains, vindicates, and saves the righteous sufferer.