Psalm 27: Lighthouse

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?
Psalms 27:1 ESV

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? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord , that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord . Hear, O Lord , when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord , do I seek.” Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. Teach me your way, O Lord , and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence. I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord ; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord !

Psalms 27:1‭-‬14 ESV

Put the two images together in verse one (light + stronghold) and you get a lighthouse! In the storms of life we’re to look to God to bring us home to safety. We don’t need to be afraid when we’re within the lighthouse of God’s love.

God is a majority. We don’t need to fear our enemies with Him onside. We can simply look forward to the day we dwell in His house forever.

We are to seek after Him. Anything else we might seek after in life is only going to let us down. But God will never let us down.

We need to be patient. We mustn’t confuse patience with weakness. It takes strength to not rush ahead, but to courageously wait upon the Lord.

“Oh Lord, thank You for being our lighthouse. Please help us to look to You in the midst of opposition and patiently wait for You to act on our behalf. In Christ’s name, amen”

One thought on “Psalm 27: Lighthouse

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s