“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom should I be afraid? When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid; though a war breaks out against me, still I am confident. I have asked one thing from the Lord; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the Lord and seeking Him in His temple.” (Psalm 27:1–4, HCSB)
December 8, 2014 Year B
There is a famous phrase on t-shirts entitled “No Fear.” It represents a philosophy that says that I won’t fear anything in life.Here, David describes his “No Fear” philosophy. He has no fear because of his salvation. Because God is his light and salvation and stronghold, he has no fear.
When bad people and bad things happen, his heart will not be afraid. He fears nothing. Yet, he enjoys being in the presence of God.
In the same way, I should not fear. I don’t need to fear. There may be many reasons one would think to be fearful. However, because of my salvation, I should have no fear. When I live with a “no fear” perspective, then my life is less stressful. I have no fear for anyone else in life. Instead, I learn that I can trust God with faith. No fear can conquer me when I live a life based on faith in God. God gives me all the confidence in my life. God gives me the ability to overcome my fear when I place my confidence in Him.
Prayer: God, please give me the faith to have no fear.