The Shelter of God’s Salvation

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? -Psalms 27:1-2

We depend on a lot of things to get us through our daily lives. A couple of years ago, I was driving to a local college and hit a huge pot hole. I didn’t realize it at the time, but air was slowly leaking. I continued to drive on it back home and the next day I got in my car to drive to work and my tire was flat. Good thing I had a second car.

Psalm 27 reminds us that the one we ultimately depend on is God himself. We can rest in his salvation because we receive strength and guidance from him. As this Scripture states, God is our light, salvation, and stronghold. The light represents God’s guidance and direction in David’s life as he was fleeing from Absalom to Jerusalem. Salvation helps us realize that only Christ  can offer forgiveness from sin and restore our relationship back with God. The stronghold proves that God can be trusted. He provided security to King David numerous times, and He can do the same for you.

God’s presence in David’s life meant something else was removed. Fear. Fear can come in the form of finances, relationship problems, or spiritual separation. The light that God provides is His salvation. It eliminates the fear and is the reason we can trust because it is a person and not just a thing. He’s not a treasure chest where he keeps life, love, and forgiveness. Rather, He is the salvation and light that we need. How does the confidence in your salvation affect how you face the dangers of life? Let’s pray.

Dear heavenly Father, you are our shelter during the storms of life. Even when we go through suffering, you are there to comfort and strengthen us. Help us to trust in you no matter our circumstances. You are our Rock, Redeemer, Savior, and Shield. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

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