The Lord is my light and my salvation—
why should I be afraid?
I see me standing on a path filled with trees on each side. The branches descending to conceal my path, but my passage is rich with sunrays coming through the trees.
My passage of life may look ominous, the trees look like they will devour me; the gloom surrounding my path looks as if I could stumble, but the sunlight warms my skin and embraces me. I draw closer with each step I accept, and my path becomes explicit. Curious that as I continue with my eyes on the light; I draw closer to my goals, my needs being met, and to the Lord.
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
Though I cannot understand with my physical eyes, I see with my inner eye the safeguard that surrounds me. Sometimes I overlook and fear.
- When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
When my path crosses with another who gives me harm, I have learned to walk away. They are not keeping their eyes on the light. And they will reach that bump in their quest and they will flounder and the decline in my journey is steep.
- Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
I have chosen my steps and walked my path of life and many surrounded me and preferred me to give up. And those are sometimes I took my eyes off of the light, I became fearful, but again I remind myself to put my eyes on the light.
Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
Though the storm was painful, I learn to choose the opportunity set before me, and trust in the light and not the ones attacking me.
- The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
Though the expedition long and rough, I dwell in the refuge of the Lord.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
I have known the effect of pain and trouble, and lean in the arms of the light, and my troubles vanish. The more I stretched and tucked myself away in the light the less I feel the effects of troubles.
- Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
When I look up, I am high above and my troubles are beneath me.
At his sanctuary, I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.
Then I sing and say how thankful and wonderful the light is to save me.
- Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
What mercy, What Grace
- My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
I have determined as I progress through my pilgrimage to tune in and observe the Son ray. He expresses and instructs me in which steps to choose.
- Do not turn your back on me.
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
And in my humanness, I fear rejection, but that is not an option in the light. He never rejects or turns on me. I must listen, watch and never overlook that the light is skillful to support and defend me.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!
Oh, humanness, stop your whining, I am magnificent and will be fine, because He watches and protects me.
- Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord will hold me close.
During my journey, I felt discarded, but who attends and remains close? Yes, the Light, the Son ray, warms me with His embrace, He preserves me, and yes, also the Son who teaches me the process through many of life’s discouragements.
Teach me how to live, O Lord.
Lead me along the right path,
for my enemies are waiting for me.
There are always concerns, events, and individuals in my journey who desires to sabotage me, but there is always the Son guiding me through the maze of life.
- Do not let me fall into their hands.
For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
with every breath, they threaten me with violence.
Oh, how I whine in my humanness. But oh how the light teaches me in every step.
- Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.
I know the goodness of the Lord. I am thankful that everything I need is right here right now.
- Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Be patient with yourself and others, be brave through your journey, and be courageous while taking steps to your victory. Because if we listen and follow, the Son’s rays He will warm us, protect us, and guide us.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Simply YOU matter,
even in times of fear