Psalm 27:1, 4-9
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? One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock. Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, Lord, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger, you who have been my help. Do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation!
Food for Thought:
This has always been one of my favorite passages of Scripture. The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? We spend so much of our lives living in fear. Fear of not measuring up, fear of not being good enough, fear of not being accepted for who we are, fear of failure, etc… I love this statement. God says, “Why do you fear? Remember I am always with you.” What a beautiful statement of God’s faithfulness even in the midst of our faithlessness.
O God, you spoke your word and revealed your good news through Jesus Christ. Remind us that you are always with us and that we have nothing to fear. In your sacred name we pray, amen.