Our scripture this morning is Psalms 27:11-14.

Teach me how you want me to live; lead me along a level path because of those who wait to ambush me! Do not turn me over to my enemies, for false witnesses who want to destroy me testify against me. Where would I be if I did not believe I would experience the Lord’s favor in the land of the living? Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!

David asks God to teach him how to live according to His law and for protection from his enemies. While our immediate situation may not be life or death, God is always ready to hear and help us. He wants us to trust in His goodness and know He loves us.

David refers back to what God told Joshua before leading the children of Israel into the Promised Land: “I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the Lord your God, am with you in all you do” (Joshua 1:9). This is God’s blessing, His presence with us every day, that we are not alone in the world. Our task is to believe His promise and press on in faith.

Relying on God also requires being patient. Waiting on the Lord means we trust Him and His timing over our own. The world needs His love and we have been called to share it with everyone. God doesn’t need our help, but has asked us to be part of His saving work. May we be strong and confident as we go in His name.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your presence and guidance in our lives. Help us to show Your love to all Your children. Amen.

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