Psalm 27:4 MSG is a complete blessing.
Honestly, this whole chapter is a blessing.
So let’s start from the beginning:
“Light, space, zest!”
This whole idea that is God our light, the creator of every space, and our zest/spice of life is really special.
It’s a simple reminder that God is really everything and with Him, I should have no fears!
I mean in the NIV version it literally says WHO shall I fear? Well, whom actually, but you feel me.
This reminder that if the CREATOR OF EVERY CREATURE, the PRODUCER OF ALL LIFE has my back…
WHO gon stop me if God be for me?!
Like WHO? I’ll wait…
…And of course, there’s a responsibility to be sincere and humble. But listen, it doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life. If you are trying to live right, God is going to have your back.
I had to realize that even in the fight of my life, the battle was never mine. God, was alywad prepared and willing to take over—it was up to me to let go and give up my “control” of the situation.
Verse 2 says “when the wicked (devil’s army) advance against me to devour me” (NIV) they can’t touch me and fall flat on their faces (MSG).
Verse 3… I just need to quote this one from the Message verbatim, because chile it’s deep.
It reads: “When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool.” —Psalm 27:3 MSG
It LITERALLY says: When all hell breaks loose, I’m cool and collected!!! (I can’t wait to go back and start studying how the Hebrew translation reads and it’s meanings, but still…)
Chile, if this ain’t a life hack I don’t know what is.
Lastly, verse four goes on to say how we can remain cool as cucumber by only asking for the Lord’s presence “all the days of my life.”
This means I’m asking for God to stay with me in this life AND the next!
Can you imagine?
…Being able to gaze on the BEAUTY of the Lord?
…And then to see His temple.
I honestly can’t even!
The idea that God loves me enough to even want ME with Him after my life down here is over is too much to contemplate!
No, like seriously, me?!
But the the fact that my desire for God could never outweigh or surpass His desire for me is mind blowing and inspiring.
And if I would only trust Him and allow Him the room to live in me, I could be cool and collected and confident enough to sit back and let Him fight each battle for me.
The next few verses talk about the ways He keep us and protects us in the midst of it all. Please read/study at your leisure! But the message is to constantly seek Him and live to worship Him forever—and ever!
Now, that’s some good news!
Update: Since titling this post, I’ve included the hashtag #GRWM. Although many people across the Internet’s will say that means ‘Get Ready With Me’ as if for an outing. Yet, at SincerelyTyra.com, we are getting ourselves prepared for the coming of Jesus. So, you’ll see it as an indicator that a particular post includes a prayer or some form of Biblical commentary and study.
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