Psalm 27:1 Yahveh is my light and my rescue– whom should I fear? Yahveh is the stronghold of my life– whom should I dread?
Psalm 27:2 When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.
Psalm 27:3 Though an army deploys against me, my heart will not be afraid; though a war breaks out against me, I will still be confident.
Psalm 27:4 I have asked one thing from Yahveh; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of Yahveh all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of Yahveh and seeking him in his temple
Psalm 27:5 because he will conceal me in his shelter in the day of adversity; he will hide me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a boulder.
Psalm 27:6 Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to Yahveh.
confidence in Him
This first part of the psalm expresses the confidence of faith, while the second part expresses the fears of the faithful. Both are honest emotions, and both are accepted by the LORD. He wants us to know that we can rely on him, and he wants us to express our praise and our prayers to him.
So, even if you are overwhelmed by feelings of abandonment and fear, it is perfectly acceptable to pray these words of confidence, because no matter what you are facing, or no matter what you feel, God is your guiding light, your rescuer, and your fortress of protection.
Lord, thank you for who you are, no matter what we feel.