Just like David, who wrote this Psalm, I think all of us have reached moments when it felt like God was hiding from us.How refreshing to know that we are not alone.
Perhaps so many of us feel far from God not because he isn’t near, but because we aren’t actually seeking him.
I’m not a very loud person, and shouting really isn’t my thing. But I found the language of Psalm 27:5-6 very refreshing. There’s something powerful in that idea of taking a moment to reflect on God’s faithfulness and to express our gratitude to him.
I often start my day with several tasks and projects on my mind, and no lack of requests for God. This Psalm reminds me that there is power in seeking one thing.
And that is the key to living with courage in the face of danger: knowing who is on our side.
It’s simple: thanks to Jesus we have direct access to God. Remember that today and enter his presence with confidence.
Could you tell the people around you to imitate everything you do? Are you confident enough about your way of life to tell others to follow your example?
There are many who have created their own burdens. They think that they will please God through their good deeds and strive every day to be worthy of his love. They are like an animal working in the field that is carrying a yoke too heavy for one alone.
It is important to know that forgiveness does not involve excusing the wrong that another has done to us, but simply leaving judgment to the one and only Judge.
When we focus on “today” we will discover that God is working on our behalf in countless ways that we weren’t even aware of.
When we try to become our own God and redefine good and evil for ourselves, we end up stepping outside of the blessing that comes with following God’s word.
Everything changes when we realize that we are God’s representatives here on earth. Every interaction becomes an opportunity to show others that same love that God generously offered us.
When Jesus said that we need to be reconciled to those we have wronged before offering our gift at the altar (i.e. before worshiping God), I think he was getting at this truth: when it comes to love for God and love for people, you can’t have one without the other.
In a mysterious way, when we grieve we have the opportunity to experience God’s closeness in a way that we cannot when everything is “alright.”