My Light and my Salvation.



This Thanksgiving we traveled at night. There is something so surreal and quiet about it. There is a mixture of mystery and the unknown. What lies ahead? Will this stretch of road continue endlessly? All questions that come to mind as you are driving at the speed of 75 miles per hour.

Everything around you is dark-except for the light right in front of you. The head lights give just the perfect amount of light we need to forge ahead. Now, lets be clear --it is not enough light to see a whole forest or take a clear shot of the scenery. It is just enough to see in front of us, just enough to move forward at a sure and steady pace.

Life is like this.

Sometimes I worry about the future. What lies ahead? How can I  prevent this problem or that situation?  How can I see what curve lies ahead so I can avoid it? Valid questions?......... Yes- I think so. 

Psalm 27 says:

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
 When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

 One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
 When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
 Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.

 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

 Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

There is so much on this road of life that is unknown, and can leave you fearful at best. In the midst of our humanness, will we let the fear of our circumstances be greater than His Word?

May it not be soo....

 In the Fathers providence, he gives us just enough light and strength for the day, and the moments when we need it most. Instead of asking-  "what is out there so I can take care of it?"  We should ask different questions:  

"Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?

 I don't know what lies ahead--- but I am sure of this- He is GOOD and His promises are true. His protection is supreme.  As He leads and guides you, He will also strengthen your heart along the way so that you may say boldly say, without hesitation..... "He is my light and my salvation."

I won't stop traveling at night in this life and neither will you. But we are set apart and most importantly we are HIS........ And perhaps as the Father teaches us, we will learn that the light he gives is......

Just enough.

I find courage in His Word tonight.......... It helps me see the beauty of the lighted road before me and the protection of my God .....Thank you Abba.....Tess