To wait for the Lord is to count on him. To place our confidence in him. To be strong and let our heart take courage. What (or whom) are you waiting for?
We are strangers and exiles on this earth, and we should not seek our reward in this life. That being said, we should not think that God has abandoned us here in this “land of the living.” No, he is with us, and he is good.
Now, God’s way may lead us through the “valley of the shadow of death,” but we can be sure of this: his path is always the safest place to be.
We can honor our parents (as the Scripture commands us to) and at the same time recognize that they could never take God’s place in our life.
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.