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.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
Psalm 27 – link
In the first six verses of this Psalm, David speaks his faith in God. He is sure and certain that God is who He says He is and He does everything He says. He has no doubt that the Lord will keep every promise.
When trouble showed up, David exercised his faith by refusing to cast away his confidence (Hebrews 10:35). The Spirit of the Lord enabled him to envision the awesome hand of God in his life despite it not being manifested in the natural realm at this point. David could see his victory in his spirit man. Faith and prayer walks hand in hand, so he begins to lay his cause before God praying in agreement with the Word (what God has said). This is important because Jeremiah 1:12 tells us that the Lord who is the Great I Am is watching to see that His word is fulfilled.
Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. Verse 8, my heart says of You, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. I am asking, seeking, knocking in the Name of Jesus. You promised that when I call upon you that you will listen, that when I seek you with all my heart that you would allow me to find You. I am lifting my eyes to the hills from where my help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Thank you for being my very present help in this time of trouble.
Father, your mercies are new every morning. Pour out Your mercy on me. Lord, you said that I could ask anything according to your will and that you would hear me. That I have not because I ask not, so Father, I am asking, do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; do not reject me or forsake me. David is simply saying to God, I’m relying on you, Lord, no other help I know.
What do you need to say to the Lord?
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