King David begins Psalm 27 by proclaiming: “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?” The Lord is the true light and strength in our lives. Therefore, we have no need to be afraid. I don’t know about you, but I have had those moments in my own life when things have happened, and I read this psalm about “not being afraid” and I think to myself: “Oh yeah, right!”
As we invite the Holy Spirit into the circumstances of our lives, we find ourselves full of fears. There are many scary things around us. The whole of Psalm 27 seems to be full of faith and hope in some places, acknowledging the enemies that are about us, and acknowledges that all we can really do is trust in the Lord.
The Holy One wants us to turn ourselves over and find God who is our light and salvation reminding us that we are God’s Beloved, with Whom God is well-pleased. Whatever we are facing. Whatever direction a situation is going. There is no place or situation where God is not there with God’s light and salvation leading us in the way of the life of Jesus Christ.
May God bless you worship today, and the days of the week to come.