Foxhole Faith

January 22, 2023


The observant student will notice that this psalm is not about David at all; it is all about God. The Lord is cited 17 times (including pronouns) in 14 verses. The contrast is between the weakness, fear, pleadings and prayers of a faltering human being, and a powerful deity who can extract him from certain destruction. The contrast is between a person who wants more than anything to shed all his troubles and a God who offers him the safety of the divine presence. The contrast is between one person’s dark night of the soul and the One who is his “light and salvation.”

Bible References

  • Psalm 27:1,4-9