Psalm 27…HELP FOR TODAY and HOPE FOR TOMORROW
God offers help for today and hope for the future.
Unwavering confidence in God is our antidote for fear and loneliness
WE NEED TO ARISE, AWAKEN, BE RENEWED and so RESTORED
Verse 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
Fear is a dark shadow that envelops us and ultimately imprisons our inner
well being. We all have at some point been imprisoned by fear or rejection,
by misunderstanding, uncertainty, sickness or death.
We can conquer fear by TRUSTING in the LORD who brings salvation.
David wrote 'The Lord is my light and my salvation...fact
Be still remaining confident and full of courage with the assurance that the
Lord is faithful promising never to leave nor forsake us.
verse 4 David's greatest desire was to live in God's presence each day of his life
As believers what is our desire? Do we anticipate being in His presence daily?
The work of the Holy Spirit that is available thro our relating with Christ as Lord and Savior which
opens up the opportunity to have daily fellowship with Him
verse 7 We need to turn to God when we experience difficulties.
David sought God's guiding presence every day and when troubles
came he was already in connection with God.
As believers we can call on God for help but alas we are shortsighted if we call
on Him only when trouble comes.
Many of our problems could be avoided or handled appropriately by
seeking God's help and direction beforehand.
verse 10 Many have had the sad experience of being forsaken but our Heavenly
Father reaches forth to fill that void and heal the hurt we have so experienced.
He can direct us to connect with those whom will be His hands extended and
His love is more than sufficient for all our needs when we choose to make the
Lord our guide whom teaches and so leads us to encounter the victory
He has intended.
Can we say with confidence The Lord is my Shepherd? Confidence will
impart inner strength whereby we will experience His power to be a living
verse 13 David was confident that in life God would see him through every
situation and experience. Confidence transpires due to our abiding relationship
with Christ and His word being an active part of our life as well John 15
verse 14 David knew from experience what it meant to wait for the Lord.
He had been anointed king at age 16 but did not become king till he was 30.
During this time of waiting he had been chased thro the desert by jealous
King Saul. David had to wait on God for the fulfillment of his promise to reign.
Later after becoming king, he was also chased by his rebellious son, Absalom.
Waiting on God is not easy but God is worth waiting for.
Lamentations 3: 24-26 calls us to hope in and to wait for the Lord because
God often uses waiting to refresh, renew and teach us.
Make good use of your waiting times by discovering what God may be trying
to teach you
BEHOLD THE LIGHT OF JESUS AND SO APPROPRIATE THE
BENEFITS THEREOF DRAWING YOUR STRENGTH FROM YOUR
RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.