David faced so many trials, most of them were life threatening. The only way he survived was by completely trusting God. Being a believer means becoming a warrior. Yes. They go together, kind of like a package deal. The devil will target you if you are a believer, the devil will relentlessly war against you to destroy your faith and confidence in God. So many people have lost faith in the course of their walk with God due to trials and adversities. Many times, he even attacks your testimony as a believer and even fellow members of the body of Christ may doubt you. Do not be shaken. Let me repeat, do not be shaken. I love Psalm 27 so much and I love the fact that David always turned to God for hope and vindication in times of trials. If you are passing through similar times, read this psalm over and over again. Develop the heart of a warrior just like David. Focus on God and you will be victorious.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.