A quick note:
I’ve been reflecting on Psalm 27 this past week or so, and I decided to write a series of reflections on that chapter, going verse by verse (sometimes a few verses at a time).
It’s challenging to not skip over anything, but it is so powerful because it forces us to consider the whole passage and everything that God wants to say to us through it.
Anyway, I am really enjoying Psalm 27 and I hope these simple thoughts and prayers are helpful for you!
Thanks for accompanying me on this journey! Now, for today’s thought:
“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? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”
—Psalm 27:1-3 ESV
David, the author of this Psalm, had no shortage of enemies. When he spoke of armies, it wasn’t metaphorical.
And yet, even in the most dire of circumstances, David could declare: “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?”
And that is the key to living with courage in the face of danger: knowing who is on our side.
No matter how great the danger, if the one who is with us is greater than our foe, we have nothing to fear. For it is our enemy who will “stumble and fall.”
Take a moment to meditate on this truth.
We can have courage because God is with us.
Here is a short prayer to carry with you today:
Breathe in: You are with me;
Breathe out: Whom shall I fear?