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Read: Psalms 27

David is a stunning figure of Biblical imagery as an everlasting example of human weakness when trusting in its singular devices (human wisdom), and human strength when coupled with trust in the wisdom of God!

David had more than his share of opposition! His father and brothers thought little of him. King Saul persecuted him! His own generals often sought to betray him! His own son, whom he loved dearly, conspired against him!

At times David sank low, usually when he forgot or turned from God. The unique trait of David though, and what made him a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14; Psalms 89:20; Acts 13:22), was the simple fact that David would come to himself (Luke 15:17) and always come back to God, trusting in His power to aid him.   

When David had a heart for God, when he knew that God hates evil and extends His grace to the faithful, note the words of David in the face of trouble:

Psalm 27:5

For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.”


Psalm 27:10

When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.”


Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

As the Christ of God has come and brought healing wings (redemption for the soul – Malachi 4:2), the Apostle Paul recognized the same strength that David exhibited when trusting in God, and wrote one of the most beautiful passages of strength that we as children of God through Christ could know. Paul establishes right out of the gate, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Read all of Romans 8:31-39. This coincides with the beautiful passage of strength Paul would record in Ephesians 3:17-21, “To know the love of Christ”. 

All of this for you and me, of course is predicated on the same universal understanding of having a heart trained for God by His word, and to know that God hates evil and extend grace to the faithful!!!

So, to this, we can have the same “Anthem of Trust” as David proclaimed, note:

Psalm 27:1

 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”