Psalms Meditation – July 8

“My Light and My Salvation”

Read Psalm 27:1-6

Fear responds to danger by burying us beneath thick layers of self-defense where we can only cower in shadows. Faith responds to danger by trusting God and lives head high out in the open with “shouts of joy” (v. 6).

PRAYER: I refuse, O God, to live fearfully or cautiously. I name my fears one by one and turn them over to you, and find them simply trivial when set alongside your majesty. With lifted head I will live in your light and salvation, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

By Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 34

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