“Jehovah is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1
Think about this verse for a moment and the truths that are contained therein. What a marvelous statement about a true Christian’s relationship with their Creator, through Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Such a relationship is only for those who have repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, having had their name written in the Book of Life (Rev. 20:11-15).
There have been many missionaries throughout the years who have understood these words. They have traversed jungles to bring the Gospel to those in the ends of the earth. They have been in foreign lands, where they are not welcomed. They have prevailed, because Jehovah was their strength, because they trusted in their Creator and feared not man.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him who has power to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.” Matthew 10:28
Understand, those who trust in the Lord, those who are true Christians, these words ring very true.
“When the wicked, my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I have confidence.” Psalms 27:2-3
Of what importance is it, irregardless of what appears to be the odds against one who is Saved, of what might appear to be the end? Surely God will prevail and will allow His servant to prevail, according to His will.
“One thing I have desired from Jehovah, that I will seek after: That I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Jehovah, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalms 27:4
Think of this verse along with this one…
“Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37
“For in the time of evil He shall hide me in His den, in the secrecy of His tent He shall hide me; He shall lift me up upon a rock.” Psalms 27:5
My family has experienced this first hand, as well as many throughout history. When all odds seem against you, when there seems to be nothing that one can do, then God provides underneath His wings (Ps. 91:4).
As should be reminded from time to time, we must trust AND obey.
“I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of Jehovah in the land of the living. Wait upon Jehovah; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, upon Jehovah!” Psalms 27:13-14
Certainly there are times, where we must not faint, but trust in Him. There are times where we simply have to wait unto the Lord. Patience is certainly something that a Believer will learn over time.