King David was a warrior by day and a musician by night. He’s one of the few men in scripture who not only penned his inner-most thoughts–he put them to melody. In Psalm 27 he speaks/sings of facing fear, trouble, and adversity. But he begins this Psalm with words of confidence:
“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?”
Thanks to social media, today we are hit constantly with a deluge of information–much of it designed to strike our emotions. We have a buffet of things to fear–the weather, guns, immunizations, the wall (or lack thereof), preservatives, water, crowds, parenting, change, failure, rodents, sickness, surgery, government . . . the list is pretty much endless. Yet, we can hold on to David’s words, “In the day of trouble [the Lord] will keep me safe . . . He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock” Psa. 27:5.
- Of what/whom are you afraid?
- What words could YOU pen that would speak confidence in God’s protective power?