There was a theme threading itself through my quiet time this morning. I read Psalm 27 again this morning. Whenever I read this Psalm, I am encouraged by the matter-of-fact confidence and beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt faith David expresses.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom should I fear?…”
“Though an army deploys against me, I am not afraid…”
“I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire, to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing upon the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in his temple…”
“My heart says this about You, ‘You are to seek My face.’ LORD, I will seek Your face…”
David is standing on a sure foundation. He knows who his rescuer is. His rescuer had shown up in his life and in his circumstances on countless occasions. He knows who he can trust and depend on with absolute certainty.
This morning, I came across an old guest post I wrote and shared three years ago on Facebook. I had completely forgotten I had written it.
“I called out your name, O God,
called from the bottom of the pit.
You listened when I called out, ‘Don’t shut your ears!
Get me out of here! Save me!’
You came close when I called out.
You said, ‘It’s going to be all right.’ Lam 3:55-57
You came close when I called out. You said, ‘It’s going to be all right.’
Have you ever experienced deja vu while reading Scripture? I’ve heard the Lord whisper those words to me before. I know exactly where I was when He did. I can picture the scene. I was sitting on my couch and He was there with me. I told Him I was too tired to try anymore. I told Him I didn’t have the strength to throw another punch. I told Him I was giving up.
You don’t ever forget a moment like that…
You can read the entire post HERE.
It’s a Psalm 27 moment you could say. It’s that pivotal point in my own faith journey when His greatness and His worthiness was solidified in my soul. Matter of fact confidence, beyond a shadow of a doubt faith. THIS is what one personal encounter with the God of the universe will do.
This morning, I also read the beautiful account in John 9 of the man who was born blind and then, One day, he had an unforgettable encounter with the ONE true God. I can’t help but believe that this encounter was this man’s Psalm 27 matter-of-fact/beyond-a-shadow-of a-doubt story for the rest of his days.
“One thing I do know: I was blind and now I can see!”
“People can debate theology. But they can’t argue what Jesus has done in your life.” Lysa Terkeurst