I am finding there is a greater longer in my heart for His Presence. I guess it's a recognition of his greatness compared to my very limited ability.
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. (Psalm 27: 1&4 NIV)
Psalm 27 is a tremendous declaration of the security of finding our home in his presence. It’s very easy for us to succumb to the fear in the world, and at the moment there is no shortage of that! David's conclusion, in verse 3, is that whatever happens, whatever comes against him, he can be confident. Confident, not in his own strength or abilities but in who God is. The Lord is his stronghold and he is ours too. The Lord is his salvation and he is ours too.
We have an assurance that in the day of trouble He will keep us safe and will lift us up above the enemies which surround us.
The more we seek his Presence the more this assurance will become a foundation in our heart. We have nothing to fear because we know who God really is.
David's confident conclusion is that he will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. That, too, can be our confident conclusion.
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