November 20 Devotional

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 (Psalm 27:1)?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell (27:2). 

Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident (27:3).

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 inquire in His temple (27:4).

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 (27:5).


Do you know Him?  No, I mean really know Him.  Troubles will come to every person in this world.  When the troubles come in your life, you will see where you really put your trust.  You can tell people to trust God when you are having it good, or easy.  It is quite another thing for you to trust God when the troubles pull up at your front door.  Do you really know Him?


When difficulties come to you, is God the first Person you turn to for help?  Do you depend more on your family, friends, teachers, pastor, or even a stranger for your help? for your counsel?  There is only One Person I know that can change the course of the direction of your life … it is God Himself.  I want to encourage you to get to know this God that David wrote about in Psalm 27.


David did not find out that God was a good hiding place while living in the palace … he discovered it while hiding out in the caves while running away from Saul.  He realized the truth of it when Saul came into that very cave where he was hiding and fell asleep.  David found God to be a resting place in the middle of the battles of life.  Instead of complaining today about all the bad things you think are happening to you, why not look for the “resting place” in the midst of all the trouble.


If you will look for it, you are going to find God waiting to help you.  If you insist on running to others for comfort and consolation in trouble, you will just find that they have a boat-load of trouble of their own, and you will begin to share more trouble.  Run to the Rock of your salvation today!  Run to the “King of Glory” (Psalm 24:10).  Don’t throw your hands up and lose hope today.  There is a God Who has not moved, and He is ready to help you in your time of need today.  Run to Him!  He will never fail you!

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