Is there any happier song than Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me?” The song tells of a faithful friend that one can count on through thick and thin:
“You got troubles, I’ve got ‘em too
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and see it through
Cause you’ve got a friend in me.”
What great faithfulness! Who wouldn’t want a friend like this, someone who is faithful no matter the circumstance?
Our text this Sunday shows such a faithfulness. David is likely on the run, or exiled from his home, and yet, despite all this, he displays tremendous confidence. But where does this confidence come from? Is it from his own ability or courage? (After all, he did slay a giant with merely a stone.) I think not.
Throughout the Psalm, David displays great faith in the faithfulness of God; and since God is faithful, David can be confident. God’s faithfulness extends not only to David though, but to all of us who are his through Jesus Christ. What a friend we have in Jesus!
As we approach Sunday, I’d invite you to take a look at Psalm 27 and notice the faithfulness of God on display, but also notice the confidence it inspires in David. When you do, remember that this Psalm is not written from the comforts of a luxurious palace, but on the run from enemies out to destroy him. I hope that, as we look at David’s psalm, God would help us to see that, since he promises to be faithful to us, we too can be confident.
See you Sunday!