By Mike Elliot
I think that one of the most powerful verses in Psalm 27 is verse 14. “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Often in my life I can get impatient. I have all these plans for college, finances, friends, and family. Several times these plans don’t go quite how I envisioned. All the distractions of life tend to just get in the way.
Whenever that happens I try to do my best to keep positive, but every once in a while it feels like the world is out to get me. It’s almost as if the enemies of the Lord are doing their best to try and tear me down. During these times I need to remember that the Lord is my light and salvation! There is not a thing in this universe that is more powerful than my God.
When I read this Psalm, I immediately think back to the anthem I performed with YouthCUE that was based on this scripture. While having this song stuck in my head I started pondering what might have been going through David’s mind while he wrote this song. What kind of crisis was he facing to come up with the words in verses two and three. He mentions enemies, foes, and an enemy army. What is even more amazing to me is that in verse four he doesn’t ask for his enemies to be defeated. He asks that he may dwell in the House of the Lord for his whole life, and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord.
Compared to the challenges David faced, I have had it pretty easy. I want to be like him and instead of worrying about the challenges that I am facing, focus on God and continue to seek Him every single day. If I continue to seek Him, and wait patiently for Him, I won’t need to worry about all the plans that I have for myself, but I can be quiet and listen to the plans that He has for me instead. He provides the perfect plan that I could never come up with myself. Now it’s up to me to follow it and trust in Him.