Some say that David may have been just a young man in his twenties when he penned Psalm 27. He was on the run and at times was hunted by 3000 soldiers who wanted him dead. The temptation to fall into debilitating fear was very real continually for David. This psalm is an inside glimpse of how David kept his heart from fear and how he encouraged himself in the Lord. He set his gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. He gave himself to “one thing”—the pursuit of God. He spent himself in the relentless practice of communion with the Lord. And out of his times of gazing on God’s beauty and contemplation of God’s majesty, David was able to stand firm despite his adversaries breathing out violence. He knew that he dwelt in the “tent of God” and no man, no beast, no devil, could touch him. He was in the sovereign care of His Father. This message is a strong encouragement to those struggling with fear and is also a fierce admonition to seek the Lord in prayer.