“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?” (Psalm 27:1 NASB).
What a wonderful confidence the psalmist had in the Lord. It is likely King David declaring that the Lord is his light, salvation, and defense of his life. If that is true, as the psalmist clearly believes, then whom should we be fearful of or dread? God is bigger than every adversary that may face us. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus our Lord. In His presence He draws us to behold His glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18). We forget about trying, doing, working, or serving. We just behold Christ and listen to Him. He will bring light to brighten our path. He will bring salvation to our situation or circumstance. He will defend us against those things that would harm us. He will cause us to know Him even more through His word—not as dead doctrine or dry knowledge, but as the person who is the Living Word in us (John 1:1-5)—the only person capable of living the Christian life on our behalf. Through His word He brings light and salvation to us. When we are in the midst of trials, God is working to bring us to a place where we rest in Him: “Dear God, I will not fear or dread this situation; You will guide and protect me. You will defend me from harm.” Don’t try to improve or change the situation on your own. Just wait on the Lord and trust in His light, salvation, and defense. Each time God draws us to wait on Him, the Lord works more of Himself into us. This results in further sanctification in our daily experience.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14 NASB).
Grace means that God brings light to our understanding as we wait on Him.