Psalm 38:9 (ESV) … “O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.”
“O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.” David had lost all sense of victory, all sense of vitality, all sense of vision. He was defeated, depressed, and in the dark. He was like a lost soul. Yet all his being cried out for God, Jehovah.
That is perhaps the worst thing about the hour of conviction, when one’s sins come home to roost: one tends to lose all sense of the presence of God. There was a spiritual dimension even to the horrible affliction which attacked David’s body.
The good news is we can like the prodigal son come back home again.