The world troubles our minds, bodies and souls at times. It is in those times we embrace the fact that we trust in a higher power. Psalm 27 is a psalm of trouble and worship, of difficulty and beauty, of the evil of people against people, and of the mercy of God. Because if its honesty about life in this fallen world, Psalm 27 speaks into the life of every believer.
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?
At the same time it places joyful and self-sacrificing worship next to the trouble that is the psalm’s background theme. The blend makes Psalm 27 unique, interesting, practical, challenging and encouraging. It is in the moments that we trust that we discover man made and unexplainable beauty.