“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Ultimately, fear is obsolete for the Christian.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)