Re:Verse reading—Psalm 27 (day one)
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear. . .though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.”–v 1, 3
There is a beautiful confidence that God promises His children. Part of His ordinary grace. Regular armor for every soldier. Peter and John had it. (Acts 4:13) David too (today’s text)
It is not really the absence of fear, rather the presence of a larger confidence/focus. God is near. I can, therefore, be confident.
Many believers I know (myself included) fall short in our experience of this great gift. We are worried and distracted and anxious. Why?
The secret is in seeking the Lord. “Seek my face!” says the Lord in v 8. “I do” says David in response. “I will” he says in v 4.
People who seek God when danger is NOT present find Him near when it IS. Is HE what you want, even when things are calm/easy?