Psalm 27:1-3 – “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? 2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.” NASU
The subject of ‘fear’ comes up in the Bible frequently and each time it is addressed in how it relates to GOD, His presence, power, and provision for our lives. Here the Psalmist makes several declarations telling us why he will not allow fear to rule in his life.
► The Lord is my light and salvation. Positive declaration which leads him to ask, “Whom sail I fear?”
► The Lord is the defense of my life. Positive declaration which leads him to ask, “Whom shall I dread?”
► He then declares that when evildoers come against him to destroy him. Fact of life: He declares that his adversaries and enemies stumble and fall.
► Though a host encamps against me. Descriptive of insurmountable and unmanageable odds he declares – “My heart WILL NOT FEAR.”
► Though war arises against him. Moving beyond just an attack to a concerted effort to completely destroy: He proclaims “I SHALL BE CONFIDENT.”
This is amazing and it is based on the simple fact and truth that “God is….” He is There! He is All-Powerful! He is the one In Control! He is the one giving hope, protection, and provision! The LORD IS whatever we need Him to be when we need Him to be!
Rather than allowing fear to rule our hearts and ruin our days and our lives let us look to the LORD and know that HE IS and rest in that truth. Your enemies will come in one way and be scattered. They will fall by your side and no matter how formidable they might seem they are no match for God. Walk in confidence, free of fear, in hope and anticipation of God being God on your behalf.
Blessings as you go through your day!