17 For I am about to fall,
and my pain is ever with me.
18 I confess my iniquity;
I am troubled by my sin. Psalm 38:17-18
While we don’t know what David’s sin was when he wrote this, we can safely assume that it’s similar to what we experience. Being a king doesn’t exempt a person from sin and lawlessness. He had the same temptations we have. He had the heightened temptation of pride and wanting to control things through his power and resources that most of us don’t face. Still, though, sin is sin, and temptations are temptations no matter your position or status.
We, like David, need to be keeping short accounts of our sin, and confessing the sin. And yes, we should be troubled by our sin. It should grieve us. If it doesn’t grieve us, perhaps we need to step back and re-evaluate our relationship with the Lord. He’s always there, wanting us to draw closer, always wooing us to Himself.