War and peace - Day 2

Protection

Psalm 27, like Psalm 91, is a psalm of protection. The poet continues to trust in God through everything that happens to him. The situations he describes are intense. Yet, he remains confident.

The contrast between war and trust in God is great. Above all, the poet wants to be close to God, in God’s house. He is confident that God will not only protect him, but also lead the way – a safe way, to God himself.

The psalmist closes his text with confidence. He says, “I know that I will live to see the LORD’s goodness in this present life” (Good News Translation). He has this expectation on God. “Trust in the LORD,” he repeats, determined (Good News Translation).

What do you recognise in yourself about the firm confidence that the psalmist has?