Confidence of a King

Psalm 27:1-3

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers come at me
to devour my flesh,
These my enemies and foes
themselves stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart does not fear;
Though war be waged against me,
even then do I trust.

If you can imagine, this was written by David, a great King of the Old Testament. He’s sitting in his tent on the eve of battle. It’s the still before the storm and he knows tomorrow will bring bloodshed and possibly even death for himself. But He turns to God in this moment and reminds himself that God is with Him. Even unto death.

David’s surety in God is beautiful. We can face the battles of life with the same confidence David had. Of whom should we be afraid? Even death has lost its power over us.