The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Have you ever been so afraid that you thought things wouldn’t work out? Maybe it was a time of bad weather, a time of illness, or even in a time of war. Don’t think you’re alone. Many have feared for their life.
In this psalm, David was crying out to the Lord for help. This could have been the time when David was running for his life from King Saul (1 Samuel 18:8). David is talking to the Lord as he fears for his life.
There are a couple of truths that can be learned as we face fears in our life.
We need to remember that the Lord is very near and personal to those who trust in Him. Notice the personal relationship that David had with the Lord: “my light and my salvation”.
Light represents God’s presence which breaks through every darkness. Salvation is a word for God’s deliverance. It is “yeshua” the Hebrew name for Jesus. As David prayed, he had faith that the Lord was going to save him from harm. His complete trust was in the Lord.
We also need to remember that our strength comes from the Lord. David said, “the Lord is my stronghold.” He knew not to rely on his own strength but rather the strength of the Lord. He trusted in the Lord to provide the strength necessary to get through the uncertain circumstances.
Even in the most dreadful and darkest hours, the Lord is present to lift us up and save us.
When you find yourself in troublesome times, trust in the Lord to give you strength and grace to carry on.
Do you trust God to see you through?
Lord, help me to remember to place my full trust in You. Strengthen me with Your Word and wisdom to endure the evil one. I rest in Your presence and power.