He Hears our Pleas! | Psalm 6:8–10
8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
We don’t need to be told directly how the Lord answered David’s prayer, because David’s confident response to his enemies speaks volumes. We only need to see here that the covenant-keeping LORD does hear and accept the prayers of those who truly worship Him. David knows that God keeps His promises, and his heart is stirred to true faith.
The turn in David’s attitude marks the speed at which God can answer prayer. Such is how it will be in the Millennial Kingdom, for the Lord promises in Isaiah 65:24, “Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.” As believers, we get to experience an extension of that today. What does this mean in our current times of trouble?
Beloved, the Heavenly Father hears the pleas of His children. John 9:31 says, “We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.” God stores the tears of His people in a bottle and records them (Ps 56:8). What a blessed thought—the Father stoops to care for His brokenhearted child!
Enemies, the Heavenly Father hears the pleas of His children. The comfort of the brokenhearted turns to terror for the bully who’s been kicking the child when he’s down, the one who now must contend with the Father. The shame and trouble God’s people experience during their chastisement transfers to enemies of God and His people, and it’ll be over before they know it’s started. If God so disciplines His children, what will He do with “those who do not obey the gospel of God” (1 Pt 4:17)?