Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
As we continue in Psalm 27, we hear David ask God for mercy and to answer his prayer. This man after God’s own heart asks the Lord not to turn His face or turn away His servant away in anger, not to forsake or reject him, and not to turn him over to his foes and false witnesses (verse 9).
Is it possible that David is praying about the lies the enemy has spoken to him? It’s important to be real intimate with the voice of God because the enemy will come whispering a lie as an attempt to move us from faith to fear. I believe the enemy attacked David just like he does us with his lies, accusations, and deceit. We are privileged to see David casting the lies of the enemy on God. Our Father tells us to cast our cares on Him and this Psalm provides us with an excellent example of doing so.
When David takes the lies of the enemy to the Word of God, it enables the Spirit of God to speak truth to him about every lie. It is a tactic of the enemy to tell us that the Lord is angry with you and has turned His face. We come to the Living Word of God and hear the Lord say, I haven’t turned away. I am your very present help, strength and refuge (Psalm 46:1).
The enemy most likely taunted David and told him that the Lord had rejected and forsaken him and didn’t love him anymore. The Lord reminded David, I am your God and Savior. My love is everlasting!
Anyone ever felt like you are all alone, nobody knows and nobody cares? It is the lie of satan, “everyone has forsaken you, even your mother and father.” God assures us, “When everyone else walks away, you can be sure that I’m still here. I’ll never leave nor forsake you. I Am with you always.”
When it was all said and done through prayer and the Word, David was able to maintain His faith in God in spite of evil men, enemies, foes, demons and Satan, himself.
He says, “teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.” Father, my enemies and foes are breathing out violence against me. Lead me away from that path and lead me to Your path and way because I know all your ways are perfect. Your Word IS MY safety zone and the place of blessing. It is the straight path that allows me to walk in victory no matter who or what comes my way.
The Word of God is the Sword that will cast down fear and keep us confident and walking in victory when trouble comes. Because David had received and believed the Word of God, he is able to proclaim in verse 13, no matter what the enemy had said, no matter what the enemy had done, no matter, no matter, no matter – “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Remember, He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted, right here on earth (Job 5:7). David reminds us that we don’t have to wait until we go to heaven to experience the mighty and awesome hand of God. We experience His wonder and His miracles right earth on earth.
It’s a life verse for me, “I am STILL confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13.
Perhaps you need to be still today and meditate on this verse and truth today.
No Matter What (NMW), “I am STILL confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Run the list…what is the trouble, trial, issue..
You name it … … … …
“I am STILL CONFIDENT of this: I WILL SEE the goodness [miracles and wonders] of the Lord in the land of the living.”
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