I think this Psalm is perfect to show us how to overcome our fears in times of trouble. David asks a great question. “ Whom shall I fear?“
1 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. Psalm 27:1-3
Look what David does here, he doesn’t start by pouring all his fears at God. What does he do? He declares his faith in God in times of trouble! We can learn a lot from David. He already knows the solution for his fears, it’s trusting God! David shows us 4 important truths here.
- God is our light! Psalm 119:105
- God is our salvation! Salvation is יֵשַׁע yeshaʿ and it means deliverance.
- God is our defense! Defense מָעוֹז maʿoz it means strength.
- He is our confidence! בָּטַח batach it means to trust.
Please go on to read the rest of this Psalm as David will tell us to seek the Lord in Prayer Psalm 27:4-13.
Then David says wait!
Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
God is our light, our salvation, our strength and our confidence. Paul wrote in Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is to be trusted through this pandemic, and we will not be separated from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
… and that’s a beautiful thing!