Restore Brightness to My Eyes
Consider me and answer, LORD, my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death, my enemy will say, “I have triumphed over him.” and my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.
David is the author of this Psalm, and he appeals to God during a time of vulnerability. He had the keen sense to pray and praise during a time of heartache, and he saw God’s deliverance and restoration. In these verses, he simply asks God to consider his condition. David was anxious and threatened by his enemy, and he pleaded to God to deliver him. Everything seemed dark, and he asked God to restore brightness to his eyes so he could see clearly. Otherwise, his enemy would prevail.
When we go through difficult times, everything in front of us may seem dark, especially if we have just lost a loved one. Unless God restores our eyes by giving us new promises or new purpose, we may remain in a dark situation. God had marvelous things in store for David, and He has wonderful things planned for us, as well. We will be wise to ask God to restore brightness to our eyes so we can begin to see His perfect plan for us. We all need something for which to dream, for which to hope, for which to look forward. Satan’s weapons against us are designed to cause us to lose hope. If we lose hope, we will lose faith. If we lose faith, we will doubt and fall into fear and anxiety. We need a strong promise on which to stand and the assurance God will do what He says He will do. The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us that promise! If God can raise Jesus from the dead after carrying all our guilt and shame, He can surely raise us from our dead situations!
In the following verses of this Psalm, David begins to praise God. He still doesn’t have his answer for deliverance, but he praises God because he knows God will surely respond. Begin to praise God before you see your answer, and know that He will restore brightness to your eyes. You have a life worth living, and He wants to reveal it to you.
Have a blessed day!