Words from the Heart for Tuesday December 8th, 2020
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?
Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)
The Strength of My Life
According to the Canadian Government website: “Canada has many strengths. Our primary advantages lie in location, natural resources, a diverse economy, high-quality public education, and institutional and political stability. Canada’s proximity to, and unique relationship with the US are definite advantages in accessing the large US market. This is bolstered by our trade agreements with the US, which gives preferential treatment for goods and services. Moreover, the location of our ports gives us close access to key central US regional markets.”
Life can be challenging. Fear often rises when the challenging times come. That has certainly been true with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people I have spoken to, including in my own family, who are fearful about the future, and their own lives, is staggering. King David understood this fear, and the Psalms are filled with his pleas to the Lord to deliver him from those who opposed him and threatened him. Through it all, however, David teaches us an important lesson, one very clearly presented in Psalm 27:1: “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?” In the darkest of times, David reminds us that the Lord is light. You may have noticed that those things that bring fear seem worse at night and less threatening with the first sign of dawn. Jesus is the perpetual dawn. He not only brings light, He is Light. On top of that, David testifies that the Lord is the strength of his life. Fear makes us weak. When we put our faith in Jesus Christ, fear flees.
These have been words from the heart.