Psalm 27 is counted among the favourites of many Christians, and it is no wonder why. What a glorious Psalm of praise and acknowledgement of faith by David. David unquestionably knows what it means to be in a time of trouble, as it looks like so much of his life was filled with trouble, he was a hunted man. For part of his life, the king wanted him dead, later when he became king, others wanted him dead. Yet his heart is continually filled with praise to God. Instead of seeking vengeance against his enemies, David is constantly seeking help from the Lord.
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? – Psalm 27:1
Who is your light and salvation? To whom do you go when life is hard and disheartening. What you do you do when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel?
We seem to do alright in this life when everything runs along smoothly from day to day, but what happens when everything seems to go wrong? As king, David faced many of these days, but from the days of his youth, he came to know the importance of trusting in God, his light and salvation. He gives an account of the time or times when the wicked, who came upon him to eat up his flesh, just stumbled and fell. Through experiences such as this, his trust in the Lord became so certain that he did not even fear tidings of war.
As Christians, we should have the same confidence in God as did David,
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Could it be that we lack David’s assurance and confidence in the Lord because we do not spend time each day meditating on God’s Word as we should? Could it be that we seek our refuge in the wrong places?