This is one of the psalms of sorrow for sin (32, 38, 51, 130, 143).
This is the psalm of the fearful, worried, anxious, doubting, and depressed. We all experience times when we feel separated from the presence of God. In his suffering, the Psalmist desire was for God’s presence. It is what he wanted more than anything. He prayed with confidence that the Lord heard him and would answer his prayer. So can you!