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? … Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Psalm 27:1,3
Fear abounds in the hearts and lives of so many people nowadays. COVID19, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, crimes, persecutions, wars, natural disasters, economic uncertainties, and all kinds of unfortunate situations seem to be escalating at a fairly rapid rate. How can you live amidst the upheaval that this world is now facing and declare like King David did, “My heart shall not fear?”
You may think, but King David is not confronting the same things we are going through. However, if you look at his life, you will understand that he faced many fear provoking situations. In his childhood he defended his father’s flock by killing a bear and a lion. In his youth he faced Goliath and killed him, while all the men of Israel shook in their boots from being “dreadfully afraid” of him. In his early adult years King Saul along with his army relentlessly pursued killing David for many years. Later in King David’s life, he was thrown out of his own kingdom by his son Absalom.
If fear has been knocking at the door of your heart, take Psalm 27 like you would take a lifesaving medication.
If fear has been knocking at the door of your heart or if it has already barged its way in, I encourage you to take Psalm 27 like you would take a lifesaving medication.
Take a full dose of Psalm 27:1,3.
“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? … Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. (Whom or what is provoking you to fear. See Jesus Christ as your Savior, saving you from your enemy.)
Follow it up by a continuous infusion of God’s medicine from Psalm 27:4
“... in this (God, dwelling and abiding inside of Jesus Christ, my forever home) I will be confident.”
Then, when the “what if’s” begin to bombard your mind and you can’t see how God can bring you into victory, take three full doses or as often as you need it of Psalm 27:5-6.
“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me. He shall set me high upon a rock and now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me.” (See God protecting you.)
If you are facing any type of fear, especially if it has overwhelmed your heart and life