“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