More Psalms to Remind You of God’s Peace
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3. Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?...
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple…
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
– Psalm 27:1, Psalm 27:4, Psalm 27:14
This psalm is once again written by David. It is a plea to the Lord of David’s earnest desire to seek Him. David feels as if all have forsaken him, but he knows God will not. David’s greatest desire is to dwell with Him and “gaze on the beauty of the Lord” (Psalm 27:4).
David’s one desire to know God drowns out the woes of this world. If the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, is for him, his stronghold and salvation, it would be foolish to fear anyone.
However, David acknowledges that sometimes answer to prayer does not come immediately. But he tells himself, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). We can have peace and confidence knowing that the Lord is there, and in His perfect timing, He will answer.
4. Psalm 34
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him…
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
– Psalm 34:8, Psalm 34:18, Psalm 34:21-22
In this psalm, the Lord, through David, assures us that though things may seem unfair in this life, He is good, and justice will come. The Lord is with us when we are brokenhearted. Ultimately, wickedness and sin will be defeated, but He will save all those who believe from condemnation.
When things feel like they could never be made right, the Lord is working—even if we can’t see it.
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