Dr. David Whitaker | Psalm 27

We all deal with worry and anxiety. Life always bring challenges because we worry about things. Scripture doesn't just shove things under the rug... it forces us to look at real life and real issues. In these issues, we have to wait for the Lord. Be strong and take courage. Gaze upon His beauty and inquire how to dwell upon Him.

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These questions are provided for your further study and application of this message. It is helpful to discuss your answers with others such as your Community Group, family, friends or an accountability partner.

  1. What is your take away from this message?
  2. Read Psalm 27. How does this Psalm support the idea of "waiting on God"? What hope does it give to you to know that you are not forgotten?
  3. What are the benefits of waiting on the Lord? Reflect on the following passages. What do they teach you about God? About you? About waiting? About not waiting?
    1. You will avoid shame (Psalm 25:3; Isaiah 49:23b)
    2. You will receive what God has promised (Psalm 37:9)
    3. You will be exalted (Psalm 37:34)
    4. You will be heard by God (Psalm 40:1)
    5. You will be saved from enemies (Proverbs 20:22)
    6. You will gain new strength (Isaiah 40:31)
    7. You will receive God's goodness (Lamentations 3:25)
    8. You will be overjoyed (1 Peter 4:12-13)
    9. You will develop perseverance, character, hope (Romans 5:2b-5; James 1:2-4)
    10. You will be comforted (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
    11. You will receive praise, glory and honor (1 Peter 1:6b-7)
    12. You will receive great reward (James 1:12)
    13. You will find favor with God (1 Peter 2:20)
  4. Applying the Scripture to our lives is important. What is the "next step" that God, through this Psalm and the Spirit, is leading you to take?
  5. Write out a prayer in response to what the Lord has taught you through this study.

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