Be brave, wait

King David was a man of action.

As a shepherd he protected his flock. While shepherding, He killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands.

When he was faced with a literal giant who defied and defamed our God, he took action. He was still just a boy but he fought and killed a giant and cut off his head.

David was a doer, get ‘er done kind of guy. But in Psalm 27 we see another side of this warrior. We see the worshipper. The man, who worshipped God. Worship takes time, worship takes thought, worship takes focus and energy. Worship demands that no other thing distract our attention.

“The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalm 27:4 – NLT

David longed for the presence of the Lord and longed to worship Him.

David ends this psalm with words that do not stir action, at least not for warfare.

Wait.

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord .”
Psalm 27:14 – NLT

Be brave and courageous. How? By waiting on God. Those two don’t seem to go together.

In this time of life, in the midst of COVID and all the stress and all the striving there has never been a better time to stop and worship the great God of the universe.

What next? And then to be brave and courageous. How? By waiting patiently on God.

I encourage you to read Psalm 27. David was in some very stressful stuff, enemy armies surrounded him, even his family had abandoned him. But his longing was for the altar and sanctuary of God. So please read the psalm and join me in worshipping God. Then wait and see what he will do.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?

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