Dealing with the things that frighten or haunt you…

Are you like many of us, dealing with concerns and issues related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic… or perhaps there is another issue that frightens or haunts you?

Psalm 27 provides a wonderful, calming antidote! It is a Psalm of King David who faced many dangers and enemies… It’s interesting to me, that some key leaders in our nation and medical people have referred to the COVID-19 virus as “an assault.”

Listen, the Lord’s presence – the Lord’s house – is a refuge in difficult, dangerous times! David found it so… Here, read it for yourself! (It was just the medicine – the tonic – that I needed this morning!)…

“The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? … The one thing I ask of the Lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high… At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music. Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” …Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path… Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord!” (From Psalm 27 NLT)

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