“For this cause every one who is godly shall pray unto You in a time when You may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near him.”-Psalm 32: 6.
Remarkable answers to prayer greatly encourage the prayerfulness of other godly people. Where one man finds a golden nugget others feel inclined to dig. Realizing the benefits our experience holds for others should draw us to pray and share the results. No doubt the case of David has led thousands to seek the Lord with hopeful courage who, without such an example to give them hope, might have died in despair. The floods shall come, and the waves shall rage, and toss themselves like Atlantic billows; whirlpools and waterspouts shall be on every hand, but the praying man shall be at a safe distance, most surely secured from every ill.
- C. H. Spurgeon
This whole thirty-second Psalm is full of instruction, as it shows how unhappy the soul becomes when sin interferes with its ability to encounter God in prayer, and as it portrays the blessings that result when we penitently pray and acknowledge our sins before God. How true the message of I John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."