Psalm 27: 1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
I have been thinking about this verse for several weeks now. If I really believe that God is my light, salvation, and strength, then why do I live in a state of powerlessness some of the time as far as my Christian walk is concerned? Why do the majority of Christians seem to do this?
The words light and salvation are pretty much self-explanatory, but the word strength means a fortified place, fortress, rock, or defense.
If God is my strength, then He is the rock I can stand on and be surefooted in times of trouble; He is my fortress against attacks of the enemy against me; He is my strong defender who will fight victorious battles for me.
When I think of a fortified place, I think of a castle with extremely thick walls that is set on top of a hill where the enemy can be seen approaching from a long distance; the castle would be surrounded by a deep and wide moat that was filled with hungry crocodiles, along with all kinds of snares and traps that had been set for anyone trying to approach silently.
God does much more than this for His Children, but in order to live a life that He is pleased with, you must have faith. That requires making sure you live in obedience to Him regardless of what you see in the circumstances that surround you.
If the Lord is our fortified place, why should we be afraid of circumstances that surround us? God wants us to look to Him with tunnel vision and keep our eyes glued to Him.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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