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 evil doers assail me to devour my flesh – my adversaries and my foes –
They shall stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
Though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.

– Psalm 27:1-3

“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?” (Psalm 27:1).

I love verses like this! Who wouldn’t?

But the reason why I love this verse is both because of who God is AND because of the context and timing of God.

It’s easy to say that God is great and that we have nothing to fear…when there’s nothing to fear. But that’s not the context nor the timing which the Psalmist declares his confidence in God.
– When evildoers assail me…
– Though an army encamp against me…
– Though war rise up against me…

These listed are all scary, terrible, agonizing times.

The reason why I love these verses so much is because not only is God our strength when we are strong and things are going well with us, but because God is our strength, light, salvation, and a stronghold when life stinks, when life is hard, difficult, and painful. That’s exactly when I need God the most and that’s when God shows his strength, light, and salvation to be our stronghold.

Are you going through a tough spell? You find yourself in some difficult situations? Remember who your God is!

It’s because this is who our God is that we can 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?” (Psalm 27:1).

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