Psalms 27:1 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? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Face your problems by reminding yourself of who God is to you. Psalms 27 was written by David at the time when his son Absalom led the revolt against him. Although it was a troublesome situation, David reminded himself of three (3) things that God was to him and instantly his perspective changed. He asked the question “of whom shall I be afraid?” And stated categorically that his enemies and foes would stumble and fall. What David realized was that he served a big God and nothing or no one can stand against him.
The first thing that God was to him was his light; he said the Lord is my light. He was going through the darkest period of his life, but the situation would not stay dark because God was his light. Not only was he assured that God would remove the darkness, as the light, God would also show him the way. Every time that David had to fight, he looked to God to show him what to do.
David also alluded to God as his salvation; he was not looking to man to deliver him; God was his salvation. Because God was his salvation, victory was certain. God acted as his salvation in the past when he gave him victory over the lion and the bear.
Finally, he referred to God as the strength of his life. Because God’s strength is what he relies on he knew he had enough strength to overcome any situation; that was the reason he knew he would defeat Goliath because his strength came from higher powers.
As opposed to being fearful when problems come along, remind yourself who God is to you. He will dispel darkness, point you to the right way and endow you with uncommon strength to overcome every situation.
Life Application: Take a few minutes to recount all the ways in which God has shown up in your life and write them down, use what you have written to remind yourself frequently who God is to you.
Prayer: Lord, May I be reminded of who you are in my darkest times. Remind me that you are my provider, protector and all that I will ever need. In Jesus’ name, amen.