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WORD | Pastor Mary

Updated: May 30, 2019

Psalm 27:1-4 - The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.  Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.  One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

At the age of 17, while wrestling with my inner emotions, Psalm 27:1-4 became my

anchor. Today, even though I am much older and my life has been incredibly full of

God’s faithfulness and blessings, I find myself still anchored in Psalm 27. Thus,

reminding me that the LORD hasn’t changed and his Word anchors our souls in Him.  

Over our lifetimes, our struggles and battles will change but God remains the same

today and forever.  His Word is the same and His promises are constant reminders that

when we feel overwhelmed with today’s circumstances, we do not need to neither worry

nor be afraid.  However, we must refocus on the LORD and all his promises to me.

Therefore, through the Word, in ever increasing degrees, we desire him more. We seek

him more consistently and we dwell with him more deeply; thus, we experience His

presence, his peace, his joy, and his confidence to face whatever the day brings.

Today, like I already said, the Holy Spirit took me back to these verses but continued to

direct me to verses 5 and 6, For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in

the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.  And now

shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; therefore will I offer

in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord!”

Sacrifices of joy!  I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD!  I will sing in the

good, in the bad, in the happy, in the sad, in light of life on this earth, and in anticipation

of His eternal presence.

All because HIS WORD IS STEADFAST; therefore, I can rest in Him.

So I leave you with this thought … What Scripture anchors your soul and what promises

bring you joy?