Psalm 27

ps-27.jpgGreetings!

We all live with fears.  But the Bible says do not fear 366 times (one per day including Leap Year).  When we focus on God we realize there is nothing to fear.  He is in control and everything will work out in the end. 

David was under attack for much of his life, including being on the run from King Saul for about 10 years.  He knew what it meant to fear but he was a “man after God’s own heart.”  Consider this list.  These were not small things he had no fear of!

Of David.

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,

when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;

though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;

at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.

9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.

Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.

10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

Sadly, many people’s parents forsake them.  But God is still faithful.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

I am always inspired by how passionately David worshiped God.

Waiting on the Lord is hard.  Wishing you had waited on God is much harder.  He has perfect timing. 

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2 Responses

  1. Isn’t that a great Psalm! I needed to be reminded about several of the things mentioned in that Psalm – thanks for posting it.

  2. Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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