Strength For the Journey





Psalm 27:13

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed To see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

How we are made weak (faint) is an easy topic to consider.



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These were some things that made David weak.


• Enemies - Psalm 27:2-3

• Troubles - Psalm 27:5

• Loneliness - Psalm 27:9

• Rejection - Psalm 27:10

The hard part about this equation is not what makes us weak, but rather, how do we, as God’s children, get strong? The Bible, as always, shines light into this darkness



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4 answers are in our text.

First, we are to seek the Lord



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Psalm 27:8

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord,

will I seek.


When you are weak, seek God who giveth the faint strength. Psalm 68:35;

Isaiah 40:29

Next, we are to Believe



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Psalm 27:13

I had fainted, unless I had believed To see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.


You may have outward circumstances that are dark and difficult but you can

still stand firm and with certainty. How? By believing something that is true,

right, strong and secure. Here is the key. We must believe to see and not see

to believe. Seeing to believe is actually unbelief (Mark 15:32; II

II Kings 7:1-2).

We want the order reversed, but it shall never be so in God’s program. It is

always believe first and then see (John 4:47-48; 6:30-31; 11:40) - There is

always the potential of God in any situation. Do you believe God and His

Word?

Third, we must wait.



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Psalm 27:14

14 Wait on the Lord: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the Lord.