Advent is about waiting patiently and being hopeful waiting for the presence of Christ. Psalms are a collection of ancient songs dedicated to worshipping God with hope and confidence.
Psalm 27: Sheppard kings singing songs alongside Angel’s about the thankfulness of the king that was to come and we sing the same songs out of thanks for Jesus.
God is described as a stronghold for us and a light in the darkness so we don’t need to fear.
Hope in times of uncertainty:
Are you confident that God will bring us through times of uncertainty?
Do you know that our God will care for you?
Faith gives birth to confident hope in our lives.
Kind David made sure he spent time in the house of the Lord his cries to be in God’s dwelling is an example of how this desire should be at the forefront of all our minds.
The physical temple of the Lord was always meant to be temporary which is why when we celebrate Christmas and call God Emmanuel (God with us) we are worshipping how God is always with us.
All of humanity cries out, in the same manner, King David would that seek God first. Ultimately God is the only person who will never let us down or forsake us; family, friends, jobs, our health as unfathomable that may seem to you.
Psalm27:9– Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
Psalm27:14- Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Colossians1:27- To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
How do we wait on the Lord?
-We must seek the Face (presence) of God.
-Be willing to journey long and far with expectation. Hope comes from experience.
-Be in a community we are not meant to seek God alone, he wants us to do it in community.
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