The interesting writings of psalm 27 originating from the most glorious King of Israel, the King Davidare among the most famous and sought after. David as a good warrior of God he faced several dangerous situations before he became King.
He was the victim of several assassination attempts, lived a life in exile and was pursued by armies. enemiesHe fought hard and bloody battles in which his life was at risk. But, in spite of the fact that his life was threatened on multiple occasions, David trusted completely in the Lord. He knew that the God of Israel was at his side and had his steadfast and constant protection. For this reason David was inspired to write Psalm 27.
The knowledge of an intimate relationship with God
Although David faced great dangers, difficult for any mortal being to overcome, his unwavering faith in God never caused him to doubt. He had the knowledge that God was much more powerful than any problem that could be presented to him. In the first verses of Psalm 27 we can notice the immense confidence that David had in God after many years of spiritual experiences close to Him.
David had a personal testimony of the protective power of God, because God always carried him in his lap in very important moments. He had had the opportunity to live great experiences in which he had received His help and he had an absolute and blind trust in Him. He had no doubt that God would help him in the midst of great vicissitudes.
As human beings, we may feel that our personal challenges are difficult to overcome and that everything seems to be against us. However, we can count on the help of a Father A loving Heavenly God who reaches out to us so that we will never feel fear. Absolutely nothing is impossible for God. Whenever we feel discouraged we can read Psalm 27 for confidence and encouragement:
"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? When the wicked, my adversaries and my enemies, rushed upon me to devour my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, I shall be confident." (Psalm 27:1-3).
God is our unmistakable port of arrival
In times of great consternation David took refuge under the protective mantle of our Heavenly Father. The holy place, called The Temple, was the representation of his presence, where all found a safe harbor to land. It was the place where David could achieve his victories.
Being in the presence of God in his holy temples brings peace and relief in times of hard trials. There is no encouragement that can make us experience true and deep peace. If we find it difficult to face the world and its challenges, we can turn to God's help and regain the peace and strength we need to overcome our trials. This is what Psalms 27 says in the following verses:
"One thing have I desired of the LORD; this will I 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 he will hide me in his secret place in the day of evil; he will hide me in the secret place of his tabernacle; he will set me on high upon a rock. Then he will lift up my head above my enemies who surround me, and I will sacrifice in his tabernacle. Sacrifices with shouts of rejoicing; I will sing and sing praises to the LORD." (Psalm 27:4-6).
Our Heavenly Father hears our prayers
Everything seemed up to this point that David was only living times of triumph and celebration. We realize then that he also had times of trials, but at the same time he remembered a powerful weapon against adversity: Prayer. David prayed to God when his confidence was shaken or he felt human insecurities and fears.
He recognized that he could do absolutely nothing by himself in a 100%. He needed divine help, to feel the presence of God and to love of GodWe were able to see his face through his trials, since no one else could make him feel totally secure. At times we have all felt insecurities that we cannot face alone. When this happens to us it becomes imperative pray to God to ask for His divine help, to prostrate ourselves before Him in prayer and supplication to receive consolation.
God will always be willing to hear our cry and those who put their trust in Him will never forsake them as the following block of scripture from Psalms 27 recites:
"Hear my voice, O LORD, wherewith I cry unto thee; be merciful unto me, and answer me. Thou hast said, Seek my face. My heart hath said, I will seek thy face, O LORD. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn away from me with ira to your servant. You have been my help; do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. Though my father and mother forsake me, yet the LORD will gather me. Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in the path of righteousness because of my enemies. Do not give me over to the will of my enemies, for false witnesses and those who breathe cruelty have risen up against me." (Psalm 27:7-12).
God is our greatest inspiration and divine conviction.
What is certain is that David had an invaluable certainty: he did not care how many human problems and challenges came into his life. He knew that God's goodness and love would always help him to solve the difficulties he faced.
In the midst of the most difficult situations he had the conviction that God would bless him with courage and loving gifts in his life. For this reason Psalm 27 ends with a clear exhortation to whoever reads it to fully place his or her trust in God. trust in God and its blessings. He culminates by giving words of encouragement and hope because we can put our trust in God since He will never leave us aside:
"I would have fainted if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; be strong, and He will encourage your heart. Yes, hope in Jehovah." (Psalm 27:12-13).