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
Darkness is a fearful place to be in. Spiritual darkness, once you realise you’re in it, is a terrifying place to be in that leads to the outer and utter darkness of hell. But the Lord can and wants to dispel the darkness in our souls and shine his light in our hearts. That’s what he did for David, myself, and I hope you too.
The Lord was David’s salvation. He wasn’t trusting in his deeds: defeating God’s enemies, writing scripture and governing God’s people well. He was trusting in the Lord to save him. Because the Lord was David’s light and salvation he had nothing to fear.
The Lord was the stronghold of David’s life. He was the secret of his strength. He was the reason he had victory over his enemies. As Christians, our enemies aren’t flesh and blood but the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. But we don’t even need to fear demonic powers because the Lord has defeated them.
Are you afraid? If you’re not a Christian, maybe you need to be. But if you come to the Lord he will take your fears away. If you are afraid as a Christian, that stems from unbelief in God to look after you and needs to be repented of!
“Lord my light, forgive me for those times I fear, because with you as my salvation I have no need to be afraid. Help me have confidence in you who has never let me down, and thank you for being the stronghold of my life, in Jesus’ name, amen”