How I Discovered Psalm 27.

One night when I was a teenager, I faced a lot of terror and I wasn’t sure if I would see my family the next day.I could hear my heart beating as I lay on my bed.I was very scared of what might happen to us.That was the first time I got so afraid and I wanted God to help us.

I made a little prayer,it was actually a whisper to God.I told him to give us peace.After the prayer,the terror continued and it seemed it wouldn’t end.I wanted to sleep but couldn’t.I took my Bible and started looking for some verses which could reassure me of God’s protection.I don’t remember how I chose the book of Psalms.Those days I was most ignorant of the Bible.As I went through the Psalms,the key word I was searching for was fear.In my quiet room, almost in the midnight hour I found Psalm 27.

It encouraged me not to be afraid.I read it inwardly a few times,then I read it aloud,but loud enough within my room.

At that time I thought I was just reading the Bible,but today I’ve come to realize that that was spiritual warfare,reading the Bible loud torments the devil and his agents.

Psalm 27 New King James Version (NKJV)

An Exuberant Declaration of Faith

A Psalm of David.

27 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 came against me
To eat
[a] up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I
will be confident.

One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the [b]beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;

He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be [c]lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of [d]joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

14 Wait[e] on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

All the verses in this Psalm are worth memorising,I have highlighted those that dealt with fear at that time.

Reading and re-reading this Psalm was so encouraging.I needed to trust in the words of this Psalm.The verse I reread the most was,

Psalm 27:1

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?

Do you know,I don’t know when the terror ceased and I don’t remember how I fell asleep.What I know is that I found myself waking up the next day and no one had harmed my family.Since that day,I knew that God honors and keeps His word,and that His promises are Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.

Since that day,I always notice Psalm 27 whenever it’s quoted somewhere.It has always been my favorite Psalm.Interestingly,as I have continued to grow older,I have noticed that this Psalm has remained the same.More interesting,is that I see so many believers loving the Psalms and the Bible as a whole.I have come to believe that indeed,God is the same yesterday,today and forever.

As the years passed,I also noticed that these are not the only verses that deal with fear in the Bible,there are 365 verses for each day in the Bible.

Do you have a favorite Psalm in the Bible?

I am inviting you to join me from 10th June to 16th August ,for a Bible Study through Psalm 50-100 with the Good Morning Girls .During this 10weeks,we will indeed find answers to life’s challenges.

Come and discover Psalm 50-100 with me!

3 thoughts on “How I Discovered Psalm 27.

  1. Hi Stella,
    Great post! My favorites are Psalms 23 & 46 they meant a lot to me during the deaths of my two children & my late husband’s battle with brain cancer & after his death.

    You’re most welcome to join me in a cuppa,
    Bless you,


    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Losing two children and a husband is a great loss but with God’s word there is a lot of comfort,peace and hope.I pray that He will continue to hold you because you look up to Him.Lot’s of love and blessings.
      Will be joining you soon.

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