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The Lenten Journey 2018: Hide, Seek Wait


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The Lenten Journey

Hide, Seek, And Wait

Psalm 27 

David’s faith in the Lord was so strong, he felt compelled to write about it. Therefore, establishing a hide, seek and wait interchange with God. Because, David knew, in time of aggression and strife, the Lord would be there for him.

David wrote in Psalm27:5, “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. The Lord took David out of plain sight of his enemies and rose him above all of the strife of his traumatic situations. God did it for David and he will do it for you!

David, also knew that the Lord wanted David to seek Him. So, David asked not only to see the Lord, David wanted to know what direction to take his life as well. Therefore, David wrote in Psalm 27:7-10, “7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8 When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” 9 Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. 10 When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me. 11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, And, lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. 12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries”.

From his heart, David expressed his passion for wanting to meet God and to let God know that he appreciates Him. David knew that he needed to be covered from harm, not only from his foes but from his family too! David needed the protection of the full armor of God and to be directed on a good path of life.

David shows his trust in God and confidence in himself by not being afraid to ask God for protection and direction. Ask God.

David was showing his full unwavering trust that God will do something when he wrote in Psalm 27:13-14, 13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! David had received God’s answers. David waited and so should you.

As we continue our Lenten Journey, let’s use David’s hide, seek, and wait interchange with God as an example of how we can live through aggression and strife to build great faith in God by:

1. Hide. Don’t take things into your own hands. Allow God to hide you from toxic situations.

2. Seek. Seek God in any adversarial situation. God wants you to come to him.

3. Wait. God’s timing to solve any problem is impeccable. Let God solve any problem that you have in His time.

Let us pray: Good and gracious God please replace any aggression and strife in our lives with your grace and mercy. Please remove any toxic people and their toxic situations. Because you are our God, we trust you to deliver us from aggression and strife in your time and not our own. Therefore, we will wait on deliverance. We shall wait. Amen.



Felecia Teasley
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Nashville, TN

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