“The Lord is my light and salvation – so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid…. EVEN IF I AM ATTACKED, I WILL REMAIN CONFIDENT.”
David knew that his hope was in God. Throughout his life, time and time again, we see a complete reliance and trust in God, to guard and protect him and lead him in the right path. Today’s psalm is another fine example of David’s confidence in the Lord God Almighty.
David starts this psalm with an affirmation of who God is. His God was not built by human hands, carved out wood or drawn up in an imagination. His God was the One, True and Living God. His God was his ‘light and salvation’ and a ‘fortress’ to ‘give protection from danger‘. David knew who his God was. Furthermore, because of that reason, he could fully trust Him in times of trouble and danger (of which David had a lot of).
Yet the words that stand out above all, are found in verse 3… Even if I am attacked, I will still remain confident in you God. David was sure that God would be with him always. He declared that even if he got attacked, he would still be confident and keep his trust in God. He knew that even there, he would be secure in the Lord. He had complete trust that God would protect him from danger, but also that if danger did come knocking at his door, he again would be confident in the Lord’s deliverance, comfort and security.
How about you? Do you know who your God is? Are you confident that no matter what happens in your life, you can still say God is your Light and Salvation and a Fortress from the enemy? The best place to be, is fully reliant on the Lord, no matter what your circumstances are. He may not always keep us from danger, but He promises to be with us, even in our darkest times.