Whom Should I Fear? (Psalm 27)

This is a pretty famous Psalm, or at least the statement in the Psalm is pretty famous! There have been songs and books and blog posts(!) written about this Psalm.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation–whom should I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom should I be afraid? . . . Though an army deploys against me, my heart is not afraid . . . Wait for the LORD; be strong and courageous. Wait for the LORD” – Psalm 27:1, 3, 14 (HCSB)

These are just a select few verses from the Psalm, but they embody the idea, whom should I fear?

Ultimately, since Jesus Christ is victorious over sin, death, and hell, we have nothing to be afraid of if we abide in Him. Satan, our Enemy, has no power over us when we trust in Jesus Christ through faith in Him.

If you are living in fear–fear of not having enough money, fear of potentially losing your job, fear of a bad economy, fear of being a parent, fear of what others think of you, fear of failure, fear of being a leader, fear of anything–rest in the Lord. God is the stronghold–He is the foundation we need when life gets hard and He is the foundation we are able to walk confidently on through the good and the bad.

God is always there. That is why we never have to be afraid. God is stronger, mightier, and more faithful than any enemy we could ever have. We can abide in Him, keeping our eyes focused on Him each day instead of our fear.

Replace your “fear” with the heavenly “Father” and your focus will be in the right place. David should have been very afraid when going up against Goliath, but David’s focus was not on how much fear he had toward Goliath; David’s focus was on how much faith he had in God. Place your focus on God and He will lead you and guide you through your fear, and can give you victory over your fear.

Live in freedom. Live in victory. Every day choose to live in relationship with Jesus Christ.


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