WHY SHOULD WE BE AFRAID?
In our Christian walk, we must always be strong and courageous. There is no need for us to fear or to feel defeated when the enemy comes against us, for we know no weapon formed against us will prosper. We have God on our side. With God, we are more than conquerors. It has been said there is nothing to fear but fear itself. We have nothing to fear, because we have the guiding light. That was the testimony of the psalmist who wrote these words in 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?”
Here the psalmist speaks about the Lord as his light. The Lord is the strength of his life and he has confidence in that light. The psalmist proclaims his full trust in the Lord; although in the following verses, we can detect the struggles and stresses he is enduring. He is sure of his defense, and he is certain of the help he has received. He is able to find refuge in the time of trouble. He is confident that although a host of enemies camp about him his heart shall have no fear. His desire is to dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. He knows in the time of trouble the Lord shall hide him, keep him, protect him, and help him. What a wonderful testimony. Whatever you are going through, whatever struggles may come your way, or whatever the enemy is plotting against you, remain steadfast: trusting and believing the Lord will fight your battle.
Psalm 27:1 (NLT)