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? (Psalms 27:1)
Oh what powerful and beautiful words does the Psalmist David speak to us here! Can you utter these words today regarding yourself? Do you know the Lord? Is the Lord your light and your salvation? Who is this Lord that is described as a LIGHT here in this Psalm? Is this speaking about Jesus Christ? Oh yes it is, in fact Jesus referred to Himself as the LIGHT of the world!
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
If you follow the Lord Jesus Christ, He promised you that you would not walk in darkness. He will be my guide and your guide and he will never let you down! If you are not sure what to do in a given situation, then call upon the name of the Lord for guidance. Pray and search the scriptures and ask the Lord to guide you and He will. We need not fear anybody when we know the Lord either! Does that mean that we will not have any trouble in this life? No, but even if people kill you, that would be a promotion to headquarters for the true believer in Jesus Christ! Listen to what Jesus Christ told His followers:
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. (Luke 12:4-5)
If you are a true born again Christian, then you have the Spirit of the LIVING GOD living inside your heart! You know the REAL Jesus Christ and you know it deep inside your heart. Satan knows that too and the Devil will do all that he can to take you (and me) out, but we need not fear, because we have the Lord Jesus Christ as our LIGHT and our SALVATION! Whom shall we fear?
Are you feeling weak and tired and spiritually oppressed today? Well the Lord is the strength that you and I both need in our life today. Yesterday’s strength will not do. Yesterday’s strength was for yesterday. We need the Lord’s strength today and the Lord has an endless supply. The problems that come along today are different than yesterday, and I need the Lord even more than yesterday, and so do you.
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalms 50:15)
The Lord is our great deliverer, and only He can do great and mighty things, and we will give him all the glory when the great deliverance comes!
But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. (Psalms 59:16)
It is a wonderful thing to know that the Lord is a merciful God! He NEVER runs out of mercy! Have you messed up as a Christian, and think that the Lord wants nothing to do with you? That is a LIE from the DEVIL himself! Remember this: The Lord will always draw people to Himself, BUT the Devil condemns and will seek to destroy you any way he can! If this describes YOU, then RUN to the Lord for mercy, and receive it and BELIEVE that He wants to show YOU mercy, more than you want it!
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:15-16)
The man who wrote the words above was the Jewish apostle Paul. He was a former persecutor of Christians, and he consented even unto the death of some of them. But then Paul got saved! The rest is history. If the Lord can reach down and SAVE a wretch such as Paul, do you think that He can save you also? Is your sin so bad that the Lord cannot forgive you? Paul obtained MERCY and he certainly needed that mercy. I also obtained mercy, because I needed mercy. Every living person on planet earth needs the same mercy that Paul received and it is still available to them 24/7 and even as long as there is breath in their body!