Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” That seems to sum up the journey before all of us in one way or another. We are constantly faced with deciding which way we are to go when we come to the “forks in life’s road.”
Each morning when we begin the day’s journey, there is no assurance that what we intend to do will unfold as we planned it. Interruptions come from every side and what may have been peaceful and calm ends up being frantic and beyond our control. So, we are confronted with two ever-present options: chose to have faith in God or be fearful of what is in us, in front of us, or around us. We are often faced with the only two choices life has to offer: faith or fear. So, what does faith in God have to offer us?
In Psalm 27 David describes his Lord as his light, salvation, and fortress. As his light, David knew that God would reveal His plan for him and dispel the darkness that might come over him. He also believed that God was his salvation. This meant that God would deliver him from anything, any time, or anywhere that would harm him and rescue him from tragedy when things went badly. He believed that the Lord was his strength – his personal stronghold or fortress – a place where he could take refuge and restore his soul when he was overwhelmed with life’s demands.
No wonder he proclaimed with confidence: Why fear anything?
Prayer: We thank You, Lord, for being our light, salvation, and strength. How desperately we need Your help to meet the challenges of life! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
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