Waiting for the Messiah is a time of suffering. David expresses repentance in Psalm 6, 32 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143. Outline: (1) Cry for mercy (Psa 6:1-3, Heb 10:10); (2) Abandonment (Psa 6:4-6); (3) Assurance of prayer effectiveness (Psa 6:7-10). David pleads with God that He not chasten him in anger. We may feel this way, but God only disciplines in love (Heb 12:5-6, Job 3:13-19). Fear has an effect on the body (Psa 6:2-3). In Psa 6:4 David asks to be delivered based on His promises (Exo 34:7-8, Heb 13:5-6). In Psa 6:5 David calls on God with rationale that death would diminish God's glory. David expresses tremendous grief (Psa 6:6-7). The Holy Spirit comforts us and we have peace if we trust His promises (Psa 6:8-9, 1Jo 5:14-15, Psa 50:15, Rom 10:13). David asks that enemies be put to shame, that they be defeated (2Th 1:6-8). Deliverance of the believer is the destruction of the unbeliever (Psa 6:10). God's disciple is (a) motivated by love, (b) is only for His children, (c) will increase if it's despised or taken lightly, (d) is to be submitted to with hope, and (e) will result in purification (Heb 12:5-11).