Psalm 27 ~ Faith in Challenging Times

Psalm 27 ~ as interpreted by Deborah

The Lord is my light and my life, what do I have to fear?
The Lord is my sanctuary, who can harm me?

When evildoers attack me they will stutter and stumble and fail.
A whole army of the wicked won’t turn me away;
no matter how ferocious their assault, I will stand my ground.

All I want —
and I yearn for it with all my soul —
is to know God’s grace:
to see beauty
and feel love
and live with compassion.

Then I will be safe and secure.
Then all will be well.

Then I will hold my head up, regardless of my enemies,
they will hold no power over me, whatever they may do;
I will celebrate the Almighty with joyful offerings
of love and praise.

I’m really going to need some help here, Lord!

My heart cries out, “Seek your Beloved!
Be on the lookout for divine grace and goodness!”
And I do, O Lord — at least I try to.

Show Yourself, O Radiance,
make such a big display that I cannot miss it.
Don’t leave me to my own devices,
O Source of infinite mercy and compassion!

You are my light and my life, what do I have to fear?
You are my sanctuary, who can harm me?

About inklingscommunity

I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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