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“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”

(Psalm 27:14, ESV).

            David ends Psalm 27 with an exhortation that others should patiently look to God for deliverance.  He has trusted in the Lord, and found Him a compassionate deliverer.  The psalmist’s own experience of God’s mighty power and gracious deliverance become the basis not only for his own faithful expectation (v.13), but for an exhortation that others entrust themselves to God and wait upon Him (v.14).

            “Wait for the LORD.”  Those are hard words for us, sometimes; when we face danger or uncertainty, waiting can be a trial of its own.  But waiting for the Lord to act is an exercise in faith; God is in control, even when life seems out of control.  God is able, God is wise, and we are called to wait upon Him.  Take heart, have hope and courage: wait for the Lord.