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“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in” (Psalm 27:10).

            The psalmist David’s confident exultation from verse 5 continued in the joyful exuberance of verse 6, but turned in the next few verses to supplication.  He pleaded with God for a merciful answer to his cries (v.7), citing that he seeks the Lord (v.8), and imploring God to receive him (v.9).  Though he pleads, there is still a sense of certain hope based on the character of God.  God is faithful and trustworthy, full of mercy and compassion.  Thus the comparison in verse 10, that even if a father and mother forsake their child, the Lord mercifully receives those who call out to Him.            

God is faithful to His children, and full of compassion and love.  God mercifully receives all those who cry out to Him.  He is the standard of fatherly love, next to which even the best of human parents fall short.  Turn to God when you are in trouble.  Return to God when you fall into temptation.  Trust in Jesus Christ, and look to your heavenly Father to lift you up in His mercy and grace.