Wait for the Lord and the WIP Wednesday Link-Up

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I usually have a pretty good idea about what I want to write for WIP by Tuesday morning, but it’s Tuesday evening, and I’ve got nothing. So instead of manufacturing some nonsense, I’m going to share one of my favorite Psalms with you. This got me through high school.

Psalm 27

A Psalm of Fearless Trust in God

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies,
they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I will be confident.

One thing I have asked from the Lord, That I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.

For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
He will lift me up on a rock.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious to me and answer me.
When you said, “Seek My face,”
my heart said to you,
“Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
But the LORD will take me up.

Teach me Your way, O LORD,
and lead me in a level path because of my foes
Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
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What truths and/or promises are you holding to from this passage today?

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This post is linked with thanks to:

Works for Me Wednesday
Women in the Word Wednesday
Living Well Wednesday
Unwrapping His Promises

God Bumps and God-Incidences
Whatever Wednesday
Encourage One Another Wednesday
Walk with Him Wednesday 

Photo Credit: Vince Alongi

Comments

  1. Ro elliott says:

    beautiful picture and one of my favorite verses….blessings to you~

  2. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” – Love this. We’re in that waiting stage of adoption and lately there have been several instances of getting our hopes up only to be brought back down into uncertainty again. Waiting patiently is easier said than done, but remembering God’s goodness to us makes it much more doable. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sharon Brobst says:

    Psalms 27 has often been an balm of Gilead for me. Struggling often with trust is seems various times God has brought me to this very passage. I remember a time when “Do not abandon me nor forsake me,

    O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up” got me through feelings of abandonment and I realized that God is both mother and father.

    Thanks for this wonderful reminder today!

    http://www.quiet-reflections.com

  4. messymarriage says:

    God’s Word is always an encouragement, Mary Beth! Thanks for this and for hosting. :)

  5. I love this psalm. Looking forward to meeting you iRL!!

  6. Sylvia Robertson says:

    Oh, boy, has this ever been a repeating message to me lately: “Wait for the Lord”! And here it is again!

  7. Oh so important but sometimes OH SO HARD to do! ;)

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