July 8, 2022 – Psalm 27:13-14 – Confidence

I’m doing my morning reflections on some of your favorite verses.  Today we are going to look at Psalm 27: 13-14. But we’ll read the entire Psalm to give us context.  To understand more about how I try to read the bible, click on yesterday’s reflection.  

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Today we will look at Psalm 27:13-14, but let’s read the entire Psalm:

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 evildoers assail me
    to devour my flesh—
my adversaries and foes—
    they shall stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
    yet I will be confident.
4 One thing I asked of the Lord;
    this I seek:
to live in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
    and to inquire in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will set me high on a rock.
6 Now my head is lifted up
    above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
    sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
8 “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, do I seek.
9     Do not hide your face from me.
Do not turn your servant away in anger,
    you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off; do not forsake me,
    O God of my salvation!
10 If my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will take me up.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
    and lead me on a level path
    because of my enemies.
12 Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
    for false witnesses have risen against me,
    and they are breathing out violence.
13 I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

The Psalms will often begin with a notation describing with each one is about, as well as who the author is.  Not everyone does, but many do. This is what is said before Psalm 27

Triumphant Song of Confidence

Of David.

David was a great king. A man after God’s own heart. The personification of what a good king is, mistakes (grave mistakes) and all.  But something else David was is he was a warrior. He won great battles, had defeats, and knew what it was like to be surrounded. To have everyone turn against you, to be overwhelmed.  David knew and understood these things. 

Yet David had great confidence.  Not because of his ability or his experience.  Not because he was a great tactician or the strongest in battle.  No, David had great, unshakable confidence because of what we see in verses 13-14.  He believed that he would see the goodness of the Lord.  He knew that even though this moment may seem like a defeat, be strong.  Take courage.  Hope.  Wait.  Trust. 

Just like Psalm 46.  God is there. God will be revealed.  God will show His glory. 

Even though the circumstance does not look like it. God will make a way. 

We have confidence.  Not because of our strength or might, but because of God’s.  We will see the goodness of God.  We will. Trust. Hope. Believe. We will see it.  Wait for it. Be strong. 

God’s right hand will save today. Trust in Him. Even if there is no reason. Take heart. 

Your faith, your confidence, it is not in vain. God will show His might.  No matter your circumstance today, have confidence. God will show His power. 

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