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? 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.—Psalm 27:1-3
Imagine your life without light. No corrective lenses would help. Without light, even 20/20 eyes see nothing. Why? Your ability to see comes from a source completely outside of yourself. Without light, you have no sight.
So often life feels like we’re groping in the dark for answers. How do we know which way to go? How do we find answers to our questions? How do we overcome the darkness?
That’s why in Psalm 27, David wrote, “The LORD is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?”
The LORD God illumines what otherwise would remain hidden in darkness. But there’s a problem that arises. In life, we need more than direction and even more than answers.
Therefore, God’s light gives us another essential help. The direction we seek in the dark can only go so far.
Think about the headlights on your car. They don’t show you the whole trip. You just see the road in front of you. God’s Word is like that. It shows you the next step. And that’s why in Psalm 119:105 David also wrote, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
God’s word provides the first step, the encouragement when you feel lost, and the promise that God will bring you home—even when the path feels very dark.