Re:Verse reading—Psalm 27 (day five)
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Do you ever take time to do an emotional and spiritual inventory?
List the real things that are going on in your heart, soul, and mind- tensions, stresses, conflicts, pressures, fears, and uncertainties. Don’t stop there, list the experiences, promises, and potential that result from an authentic trust and friendship with God- search the scriptures, sermon notes, and journal entries.
One of David’s inventories is found in Psalm 27. “I feel this- God promises that. I see this- God has provided that. I have experienced this, God acts and wills that.”
What David discovers is that God’s side of the inventory causes him to understand better God’s love and leadership. And David’s conclusion is that God’s promises and care for the human race are vastly different from current and past circumstances and emotions- deeper, longer, higher. The result is courage, joy, peace, and hope.