Our Glorious Confidence
Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?”
At any given point in our lives we can experience the feelings and emotions that David mentioned in Psalm 27:1-3. When we least expect it fear will creep in and steal away our peace. At the most inopportune time a situation will arise that leads to great dread. We can face situations that leave our confidence shaken. Make no mistake there is an enemy who seeks to disturb, oppose, and oppress us. Yet, God makes it clear that we can experience an overcoming glorious calm and confidence that is far more than superficial. David explained in Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?” David was a young shepherd boy when he stepped into enemy territory to face Goliath who dared to raise himself up against God. David knew that there was not a worthy foe capable of challenging God. Thus, he stepped past the front battle line and beyond the safety of his army. He moved into enemy territory with a sling shot and five smooth stones. Step by step he moved forward inching closer and closer into the presence of the giant Goliath. He was undeterred by Goliath’s threats. He was not overwhelmed by the intensity of the moment. At the right time David took hold of his sling shot and stone and struck the fatal blow. David asks two questions in Psalm 27:1. First he asked, “Whom shall I fear?” Then he asked, “Whom shall I dread?” Whom? Is there an enemy of God whom shall rob us of peace and confidence? Is there an enemy of God with such power that shall disturb us to the core? The answer is simple, there are no worthy opponents to our great God. Therefore, press on without fear and enjoy God’s deep seated peace and confidence as you live for Jesus today.