The Lord Is My Light, Fortress and Strength


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? Psalm 27:1 NLT


When I was a little girl I used to sleep with a night light because I was afraid of the dark. It can be scary when you are a young girl and completely surrounded by darkness. Sometimes you can barely see your hand in front of you. However, my mom would turn on the night light. That small light in the middle of all that darkness was just the confidence I needed to sleep peacefully.

This verse reminds us that the Lord is our light, our fortress, and our strength.  When we are facing dark places in our lives, His light immediately destroys the darkness. It is a reminder that He is always there to guide us and comfort us. He is a strong fortress that we can run to for protection and safety when we feel overwhelmed with life’s troubles. And His strength is there to support us and keep us alive when we feel weak and ready to give up.

With a God like this, we have no reason to be afraid!


God, there are many times in my life when I feel afraid and want to run and hide. Thank You for Your Word that reminds me that I have no reason to fear anyone or anything because You are my light, fortress, and strength. As long as I have You there is no weapon created against me that will win. I am more than a conqueror because greater is the One who lives in me than the one who is in the world. Amen.

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