Psalm 27:1 (NLT)

“Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?”


“It’s not about you.” You have probably heard this many times. Parents, preachers, teachers; we all use it at some stage. I am sure though, that the person using it is trying to show us that our actions and desires affect those around us. Yet, in this Psalm, David uses words like: my, I and me. He expresses all that God is doing for him. I would probably have reminded David, if I was standing over his shoulder, as he penned the psalm, “David, it is not all about you. For God so loved the world, David, the WORLD.” Yet, on the cross we see Jesus, in the very act of taking away the sins of the world, reaching out to a thief. He then makes sure that Mary, His mother, is looked after. After all, He told us how the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine to rescue the one.

Be encouraged, God comes to YOU at this time, and every time. The Lord is YOUR light, YOUR salvation. YOU do not need to be afraid. The LORD is YOUR fortress, He protects YOU from danger. Why then should YOU tremble?

Prayer outline:

  • Write down how God has come to YOU over your lifetime.
  • Reflect and remind yourself of His faithfulness, His love, His grace. 
  • Confess the truth of Psalm 27:1 over your life.
  • Commit it to memory, even if all you manage is, “The LORD is my light and my salvation

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