“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? …Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear.’’Psalm 27:1, 3a
The modern world has made significant advances in finding efficient ways to produce power. Among many other sources, we’ve learned to convert the sun’s rays, the wind’s power, and water’s force into energy. Who knows what may be our cheapest and best power source in the future?
David praises God in Psalm 27 for being his never-failing power source. Equally in times of calm and in times of turbulence, the Lord is David’s constant light and salvation. Because of that, his fears melt away. You can almost hear David say to evil, “Bring on your worst! You can’t scare me! I know my God will save me.”
That confidence in God’s unfailing power grew out of David’s heart desire: to stay close to the Lord. All he asked was to live in His presence, gaze on His beauty, and seek Him in His temple (see v. 4). Stop searching for new power sources for your aching spirit. Look to Jesus! David had every confidence in his ultimate power source. You can plug into Him too, finding quickly that He has turned your darkness into light.
Jesus Christ is the light of the world. Come into His light and live in His presence.