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Jehoshaphat feared the Lord! He was the leader of the tribe of Judah and Judah is the tribe Jesus ascended from. Jehoshaphat was a king who was weak. He knew kept the word of God, but he often turned to the world for answers. He only turned to God when the problems became too big. When there was no way out, that is when he asked God for His help. Don't we often do the same thing?
We all face pressure of one kind or another; some of us can handle a greater amount than others. We all face stress; but we have different stress levels. Sometimes we find ourselves sinking under its weight; the pressure is too much; we are stressed out. What should we do in such circumstances? How can we prepare ourselves for the pressures of life that are bound to come our way in future? The writers of the Psalms understand life in the raw, life as it really is; they know the issues of the day; and they express their feelings. They sing out of their emotions and frustrations. Sometimes the songs are downbeat, even morose - they sing laments. Other times the singers are elated and play their instruments with great joy. Their words express their mood. In Psalm 27 Great King David is expressing his feelings of being afraid. Yet he writes to tell us where to look for our strength. He is answering the question, whom shall I fear?