“Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid?” ( Psalm 27: 1, NIV ) by Carley Evans

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)

Ultimately, fear is obsolete for the Christian. We are under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty God. We are sheltered in Him; He is our tower, our stronghold, our sure fortress. Since God is on our side, who can be against us? Since He is the stronghold of our lives, of whom shall we be afraid? Since there is no punishment in our future, what have we to fear? Nothing should frighten us.

Fear is destroyed because the Lord Himself is our salvation. He is our light; and as we walk in His light, we know the truth and this truth sets us free — free from guilt, free from condemnation, free from sin’s power and from the sting of death.

“Though an army besiege me, my heart does not fear; though war break out against me, even then am I confident.” (Psalm 27:3)

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing. I’ve been reading Genesis and Psalms and came across Gen. 15:1. God is our shield. The shield that shows up throughout the book of Psalms and in the armor of God (Ephesians 6:16). Thanks, again…

    1. lambskinny says:

      You’re welcome, Andrew. Thanks for taking your time to comment on my post. God bless! Carley

  2. mtsweat says:

    “To boldly go where God has sent many believers before…”

    Okay, the old Trek days are surfacing. This day has gone exceptionally well, Carley. And what better way to finish it off than with a great post proclaiming some great Scriptures. Thank you and God bless my friend.

    1. lambskinny says:

      T-H-A-N-K-S, M.T. I’m so glad you’ve had a great day!

  3. mtsweat says:

    Alright! it was going really good… but no matter how many times I click the “Rate This” stars, nothing happens… what’s up with that?

    1. lambskinny says:

      I had the same problem on a post of Jeffrey. I wondered what was up, too! Thanks for trying — maybe it’ll work tomorrow. Ha ha. Carley

  4. lambskinny says:

    oh, I think it worked, M.T. I see 5 stars! Thanks!

  5. lambskinny says:

    Patricia, thank you. Glad you like my post. God bless you! Carley

  6. lambskinny says:

    bwinwnbwi — Thanks so much for your readership!

  7. Had trouble yesterday with the ‘rate-this’ stars and the ‘like’ button; not just here but on other sites as well. Today, I got the like button to respond but not the rating stars. So I will ‘tell’ you my star rating is 5! I love your posts. They are always instructional and encouraging. Thanks so much for all you do.

    1. lambskinny says:

      Drusilla, thanks so much for your KIND and ENCOURAGING comment and 5-star rating! Wow! I’ve noticed that I have to refresh the webpage before my star-ratings show on other people’s blogs. Maybe that’s happening everywhere on WordPress. Anyway, thanks again. Carley

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