Wait For God… Lessons from Psalm 27

As I was praying tonight and confessing Psalm 27 step by step, verse by verse, I listened to the Holy Spirit unfold before me God’s mercies (interrupted every minute by a sudden revelation of God’s faithfulness and His beauty in my life). I managed to get to the end of the chapter and the Lord blew my mind. The Psalmist, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, saved the best for the last.

Verse 1 started like this:
“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?”

There are two sides to this verse: first, it affirms the position of a man in distress, a man caught up in multiple afflictions, a man experiencing significant challenges, a man fighting for joy and hope, a man that realises his limitation to deal with life’s surging issues…

But it also reveals something else: here’s a man full of confidence and hope, a man with a solid backing of grace, a man that refuses to be afraid of the threats posed to him by the same life’s surging afflictions.

As you read this post, where do you stand?

But here’s the best part of the chapter for me;
Verse 14:
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

I don’t know if you see what’s making me excited. He started off with this solid affirmation of this man’s position (however you look at it) but ended by sounding a strong message of dependence on God; wait for God.

With your declaration of confidence and fearlessness, wait for God.
With your confession of truth, wait for God.
With your affirmation of His unfailing love, wait for God.
In your affliction, wait for God.
In the face of your challenges, wait for God.
In your day of trouble, wait for God.

Whichever side you stand, know this; the Lord is your Light and Salvation and you can win no battle without His guidance through the path you’ve never been before and the battle you’ve never fought or won before.

Wait for God.

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Wonderful message brother…God bless you so much for this

    • Thanks David for your support. Stay in touch and keep reading.
      God bless.

  • Debbie

    On time. God is always on time. He brought your blog to me so that He could speak to me through you. Obedience in the Lord brings a rich life to the one who is obedient and to those who are involved in your life.

    • Debbie, I’m thankful for God’s grace… we are but pens in the hands of a Ready Writer.

      • Debbie

        Woah! Now that is a line I will have to use! “We are but pens in the hands of a Ready Writer.”

        • Be my guest… Now off to read some of yours. God bless you.