“Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” 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 helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.” Psalm 27:7-11
David was on a journey. He saw his faith as a journey to God. He wrote songs to describe that sacred journey. He cried out his fears, doubts, and questions about God on his journey. God responded to David’s fears and doubts with His presence. David was never alone. He knew God would never leave him or forsake him, in spite of his sin. Tim Keller writes, “the Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.” Take time today to think of God more and more. Pray for God to lead you on His journey for your life. Stay on the journey and watch God work in your life.