Of David, and Allyson, and me. Psalm 27

Psalm 27

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 the wicked advance against me
   to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
   who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
   my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
   even then I will be confident.

4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
   this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
   all the days of my life,
to gaze on 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 sacred tent
   and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
   above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
   I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, 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,
   God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
   the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, 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,
   spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain 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.

There are times when ,

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

In fact, many times.

I am not a strong warrior under battle conditions.

I fall on my knees.  I throw up my hands.

I call upon the Lord.

When first I read this psalm, I remarked on all the

enemies present , Allyson said,


are always enemies.”

And she’s right – there are.

We are surrounded by witnesses and enemies and

brothers and sisters. And we are surrounded by


So today – whatever enemies show up on your radar-

no matter the circumstances of  your life-

despite who has forsaken you-

in the very face of disaster-

“Wait for the Lord;

Be strong and take heart

and wait for the Lord.”

Most likely – you will have a crowd of

believers standing right beside you.

Look for me in the crowd.

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