Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Read : Psalm 27
Thoughts from: Kathy Creviston
In my Bible, this Psalm is titled, “Psalm of Fearless Trust in God”. I cry out, “God, how is this possible?”, since fear is my greatest battle. Yet, I know that 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” I also know that in the midst of adversaries and enemies, David says, “My heart will not fear and I shall be confident.”
What is the key to his trust? In verses 4-8, David answers that question. He didn’t dwell on his fears, but sought to dwell in the Lord; to gaze upon His beauty; and meditate in His temple. In so doing, when he wrestled with fear, the Lord “hid him in His shelter” and “lifted him up on a rock.” David was able to cry out, “When You say, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.” I want that!
In my wrestling with fear, I deeply desire for my heart to earnestly seek Jesus’ loving face. For I confess that my sin of dwelling on fears, rather than trusting God’s unfailing love for me, can manifest itself in me trying to manipulate and control my circumstances and thus, hurting God and others. Jesus wants to free me from this bondage.
When fears come, I can embrace verses 13&14; being confident in God’s goodness and that He loves me as His precious, adopted child, always.
Father, help me dwell in You, so that I am free to live in confident trust in You. Thank you, Father for generously loving us, no matter what, through Jesus Christ, our wonderful Savior. Amen.