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Read Psalm 27


Read Psalm 27

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
   I will fear no one.
The Lord protects me from all danger;
   I will never be afraid.
2 When evil people attack me and try to kill me,
   they stumble and fall.
3 Even if a whole army surrounds me,
   I will not be afraid;
even if enemies attack me,
   I will still trust God.[b]
4 I have asked the Lord for one thing;
   one thing only do I want:
to live in the Lord's house all my life,
   to marvel there at his goodness,
   and to ask for his guidance.
5 In times of trouble he will shelter me;
   he will keep me safe in his Temple
   and make me secure on a high rock.
6 So I will triumph over my enemies around me.
   With shouts of joy I will offer sacrifices in his Temple;
   I will sing, I will praise the Lord.
7 Hear me, Lord, when I call to you!
   Be merciful and answer me!
8 When you said, “Come worship me,”
I answered, “I will come, Lord.”
9     Don't hide yourself from me!
Don't be angry with me;
   don't turn your servant away.
You have been my help;
   don't leave me, don't abandon me,
   O God, my savior.
10 My father and mother may abandon me,
   but the Lord will take care of me.
11 Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do,
   and lead me along a safe path,
   because I have many enemies.
12 Don't abandon me to my enemies,
   who attack me with lies and threats.
13 I know that I will live to see
   the Lord's goodness in this present life.
14 Trust in the Lord.
   Have faith, do not despair.
Trust in the Lord.

Psalm 27:1 HEBREW TITLE: By David.
Psalm 27:3 still trust God; or not lose courage.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


This prayer of praise helps us to remember God’s faithfulness - but it also helps us to measure our faith.  The Psalmist expresses great trust in God - no fear for his enemies because he knows his life is held in God.


Some people have so much trust and faith; I often feel that mine is lacking.  Lord help me to put my trust in you more and more.

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