TO THE BIBLE: Psalm 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Let’s talk about this Psalm of David for a moment. You’d observe that David wasn’t asking the Lord for strength here. It lacks spiritual logic to ask the Lord to give you strength when He’s Himself the strength of your life. If the Lord is the strength of your life, you don’t need to ask Him for strength, because if you have Him, you have strength; therefore, there should be no room for weakness in your life.
The Apostle Paul, with this understanding, made a remarkable claim in 2 Corinthians 12:10, when He said, “…When I am weak, then I am strong.” He knew his strength was the Holy Spirit that resided in him. That’s why He also said, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). The Holy Spirit is the source of true strength, and He lives in you. Therefore, never confess weakness. Declare always that you’re strengthened and marvellously helped of the Lord. Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses…”; in other words, His strength is always available to you and for you, even when you think you’re at your weakest.
Furthermore, He’s your defence and shield. This is something you have to be conscious of and grateful to the Lord for, because it means that not only is He your strength, He’s also your protection. The Bible says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10 NASB). Are you in Him? Then you should have no fear at all, not of anyone or anything! Live with this consciousness that the Lord Himself is your strength and protection, and keep winning every day.
The Lord is the strength of my life; therefore, there’s no room for weakness in me. I’m sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency, and nothing is impossible to me. Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in His dwelling! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for He’s my shield and eternal protection. Hallelujah!
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 15:5-13, Psalms 94-98
Luke 15:20-32, Judges 21
Tell someone about Psalm 27 today.