“Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us. Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.” Psalm 4:6-7 (NIV)
David was comparing His experience with that of other people of his day. People around him were looking for happiness in material things such as good harvests in their grain fields and in their vineyards. In contrast to this David had learned to trust the Lord. He had found true joy in the confidence which he had in God. So in our verse he prayed to God to watch over him. When God looked upon him it was like a light shining on his life. We can have the same experience of God watching over us making everything light and full of joy. So let us pray with David that the light of God’s face will shine on us and fill our hearts with joy.