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Wait for the Lord With Courage!

John Collins06/16/2012
In Psalm 27, David sings that the Lord our light and salvation.  Whom shall we fear?

The Lord is our stronghold, and there is none to fear.  When evildoers assail, adversaries and foes,  it is they who stumble and fall.  Though an entire army encamp against us, our hearts shall not fear.  Even if war rises against us, we can be confident.  

The one thing that David asked the Lord for is that he may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life.  He wanted to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire wisdom in his temple.

David said that he knew the Lord would shelter him in the day of trouble and conceal him under His cover.  He would lift David up above all the enemies around him, and David would offer sacrifices with shouts of joy.  He asked the Lord to hear his cry as he sang to God.

The Lord's face he sought, and David asked the Lord not to hide His face from him.  He was the God of his salvation, and he asked the Lord not to turn away in anger.

His father and mother had forsaken him, but the Lord would take David in.  He asked the Lord to teach him His way, and lead him on a level path.  He asked not to be given to his adversaries, for false witnesses had risen against him and they only sought violence.

David said, "Wait for the Lord!  Be strong and let your heart take courage!  Wait for the Lord!"

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Is the Lord the light and our salvation?  Do we fear those who come against us?  Do we not realize that the Lord will cause them to stumble and fall?  Do we seek after God for our salvation, or do we seek after another?  When family is against us, adversaries are speaking lies, and the battle rages around us, do we seek after the Lord?  Do we wait for the Lord with Courage?