Fear Not

Read Psalms 27:1 through 33:22


The pastor was excited that his morning sermon was progressing so well. His points were flowing; his illustrations were hitting home; and the congregation was leaning in to hear every word. But then during his conclusion he asked what he intended to be a rhetorical question: “Who here wouldn’t like to be in a situation of insurmountable odds where all could be lost and every- thing depended on God?” Half of the congregation lifted hands heavenward.


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).


Faith grows best when tried and tested. David knew all about trouble and how it can strengthen faith. When running from King Saul, David was known to hide in the recesses of caves.


Life situations can necessitate hiding in seclusion for a time. Sitting in a dark place and recognizing that God is the only source of light and salvation can be the beginning of courage and hope.


Thought for Today:

Trust in God in times of trouble, and He will light the path to take.

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